May 28, 1997 Rule-Making Notice - State of Maine - USA

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May 28, 1997
Rule-Making Notice

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PROPOSALS


AGENCY: WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Chapter 12, Formal Hearings, Section 19, Disposition of Evidence
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P90
CONCISE SUMMARY: The rule provides a process and time frame for disposing of evidentiary material after the completion of a case.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 39-A M.R.S.A. Sec. 152(2)
PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, June 16, 1997, 1:00 p.m., Workers' Compensation Board, Central Office, AMHI Complex, Deering Building, 1st Floor, Room 170, Hospital Street, Augusta, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Thursday, June 26, 1997, 5:00 P.M.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Julia A. Finn, General Counsel
AGENCY NAME: Workers' Compensation Board
ADDRESS: 27 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0027
TELEPHONE: 207-287-7094

AGENCY: WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Chapter 1, Payment of Benefits, Section 5, Fringe Benefits
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P91
CONCISE SUMMARY: The rule clarifies the average weekly wage calculation when fringe benefits are included. It also addresses the filing of supplemental wage statements and the calculation of partial incapacity benefits.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 39-A M.R.S.A. Sec. 152(2)
PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, June 16, 1997, 2:00 p.m., Workers' Compensation Board, Central Office, AMHI Complex, Deering Building, 1st Floor, Room 170, Hospital Street, Augusta, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Thursday, June 26,1997, 5:00 p.m.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Julia A. Finn, General Counsel
AGENCY NAME: Workers' Compensation Board
ADDRESS: 27 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0027
TELEPHONE: 207-287-7094

AGENCY: Department of Human Services, Bureau of Health
RULE OR SUBJECT: Maine Medical Laboratory Rules (Amendments)
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P72
CONCISE SUMMARY: These amendments to the existing rule: THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA Chapter 411 Sec. 2023
PUBLIC HEARING: 12:00 pm, Wednesday, June 18, 1997, Human Services Conference Room, 221 State Street, Augusta, ME
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Monday June 30, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Michael C. Sodano
AGENCY NAME: Health & Environmental Testing Laboratory
ADDRESS: 221 State Street, # 12, Augusta 04333
TELEPHONE: 207-287-1929

Agency: Department of Human Services, Bureau of Health
RULE OR SUBJECT: Maine Comprehensive and Limited Environmental Laboratory Certification Rules (amendments)
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P93
CONCISE SUMMARY: These amendments: THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 22 MRSA chapter 157-A Section Sec. 567
PUBLIC HEARING: 2:30 pm, Wednesday, June 18, 1997, Human Services Conference Room, 221 State Street, Augusta, ME
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: Monday June 30, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Michael C. Sodano
AGENCY NAME: Health & environmental Testing Laboratory
ADDRESS: 221 State Street, #12, Augusta 04333
TELEPHONE: 207-287-1929

ADOPTIONS


AGENCY: Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
TYPE OF RULE: Amendment of Existing Rule
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Chapter 5 - Wildlife Management Areas
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 97-162
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has adopted a rule amending the fees for day visits and camping at the Steve Powell Wildlife Management Area (Swan Island). A copy of the new fee schedule may be obtained from the agency contact person listed below.
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 21, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Erskine
AGENCY: Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
ADDRESS: 284 State Street - 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330-0041
TELEPHONE: 287-5201.
AGENCY: Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
TYPE OF RULE: Antlerless Deer Hunting Restrictions
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Chapter 4 - Hunting and Trapping
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 97-163
CONCISE SUMMARY: In accordance with Title 12 MRSA, Section 7457, subsection 1, (H), the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has adopted Antlerless Deer Hunting Restrictions for the 1997 regular and special muzzle-loading deer hunting season. This establishes specific permit allocations for the 18 deer management districts (DMD) as follows:
All other antlerless deer regulations in effect in 1996 shall remain the same.
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 21, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Erskine
AGENCY: Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
ADDRESS: 284 State Street - 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330-0041
TELEPHONE: 287-5201.
AGENCY: Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
TYPE OF RULE: New Rule
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Chapter 2. Rules Pertaining to Bass Fishing Tournaments
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 97-164
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has adopted rules pertaining to multi-day bass fishing tournaments.
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 21, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Erskine
AGENCY: Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
ADDRESS: 284 State Street - 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330-0041
TELEPHONE: 287-5201.
AGENCY: Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
TYPE OF RULE: License Agent Reporting Requirements
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Chapter 21-Hunting & Fishing License Agents
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 97-165
CONCISE SUMMARY: The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has adopted rules amending the reporting and payment methods for hunting and fishing license agents.
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 25, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Erskine
AGENCY: Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
ADDRESS: 284 State Street - 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330-0041
TELEPHONE: 287-5201.
AGENCY: Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Principles of Reimbursement for Nursing Facilities
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 97-167
CONCISE SUMMARY: The final rule revises the method for setting rates paid to nursing homes for services provided on or after 1/1/97, unless otherwise noted in the policy. Revisions include the following: as a result of the Task Force on Paperwork Reduction in Nursing Facilities, repetitive information within the Resident Assessment and Administrative Functions sections has been eliminated, as well as all references to the MDS+ have been changed to MDS, allowing for future HCFA changes to the MDS+ without policy revisions; language has been added that clarifies reimbursement for CON facilities; reimbursement principles for facilities that bank, decertify or delicense nursing facility beds, or convert nursing facility beds to residential care facility beds have been added; language has been added that includes a provision for reimbursement to facilities providing services as Community-Based Specialty Nursing Facilities; and the Gross Receipt Tax language has been removed.
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 25, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Debra Couture, Health Care Financial Analyst
AGENCY NAME: Division of Reimbursement and Financial Services
ADDRESS: Bureau of Medical Services, 249 Western Avenue, 11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0011
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-8540
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