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Maryland Manual, 1965-66
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The Board of Boiler Rules, established by Chapter 676, Acts of
1920, is composed of three members, two of whom are appointed by
the Governor for four-year terms. The third member is the Commis-
sioner of Labor and Industry. Of the appointed members of the
Board, one must be a representative of the owners and users of boil-
ers in the State and one a representative of a boiler insurance and
inspection company licensed to do business in this State. The Board
formulates regulations governing the construction, installation, and
maintenance of boilers of over fifteen pounds to a square inch for sale
or use in Maryland and enforces such regulations (Code 1957, Art. 48,
sees. 167-180).
Appropriations 1965 1966
General Funds $347,886 $500,376
Staff: 1965, 64; Staff: 1966, 72.
Chairman: Daniel T. Doherty, 1968
Lester H. Crowther, 1966; Helen Elizabeth Brown, 1967;
Paul T. Pitcher, 1969; Francis J. Valle, 1970; Harold Lee
Frankel, 1977; Joseph 1. Paper, 1977.
DeLancey B. Scrivner, Secretary
Edward C. Jones, Director of Claims
Virginia R. Barnes, Director of Administration
Meyer M. Ohen, Legal Assistant
108 E. Lexington Street, Baltimore 21202 Telephone: 539-4360
The Workmen's Compensation Commission, created by Chapter
800, Acts of 1914 as the State Industrial Accident Commission, re-
ceived its present name by Chapter 584, Acts of 1957. Under the
provisions of Chapter 238, Acts of 1961, the Commission was in-
creased from five to seven members, all of whom must be appointed
by the Governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
The initial appointments of the Chairman and four associate com-
missioners dated from February 1, 1958, and were for periods of
eight, nine, ten, eleven, and twelve years. The appointments of the
two additional commissioners dated from February 1, 1961, and were
for four years each. As each term expires, the Governor shall appoint
a person to the full term of twelve years, or until his successor has
been appointed and qualified.
Like its predecessor, the Commission administers the Workmen's
Compensation Law. It hears contested cases and holds hearings
throughout the State; it receives reports of accidents and adjudicates
claims for compensation arising under the law; and it investigates
companies and firms which fail to carry insurance under the terms
of the Act. The Chairman sits on the trial of cases when his admin-
istrative and executive functions permit (Code 1957, Art. 101, sees.
1, 2, 5, 16, 38-40).
In recent years, the General Assembly has made many important
changes in the Workmen's Compensation Act. Among the most im-
portant have been acts increasing maximum temporary disability pay-
ments to $55.00 weekly; increasing maximum permanent total dis-
ability payments to $55.00 weekly; and increasing the maximum total
payable for total disability to $30,000. Other laws have broadened the
law in hernia cases; established a broad form of a Subsequent Injury
Fund; and removed limitations on payments of medical expenses. In
1951, the Act included many additional payments; also, for the first
time, Maryland came to be what is known as a nonscheduled State

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