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Maryland lawmakers consider adding social workers as comp providers

Posted On: Feb. 6, 2023 12:56 PM CST

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Maryland lawmakers on Monday presented carryover legislation that would allow licensed certified social workers to diagnose injured workers with mental impairments.

H.B. 694, which was scheduled for a hearing March 1, would authorize a licensed certified social worker to “register as a rehabilitation practitioner and would authorize such a social worker to provide evaluation services for workers compensation claims related to permanent impairments involving a behavioral or mental disorder.”

Last year’s bill was described as “dead” on the day it was filed.