2010 Maryland Code
EDUCATION
TITLE 7 - PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Subtitle 1 - General Provisions
Section 7-114 - Worker's compensation coverage for students in unpaid work-based learning experience positions or private noncollegiate institutions.

§ 7-114. Worker's compensation coverage for students in unpaid work-based learning experience positions or private noncollegiate institutions.
 

(a)  Definitions.-  

(1) In this section the following words have the meanings indicated. 

(2) "Private noncollegiate institution" means a school or other institution that is not under the general control and supervision of a county board of education. 

(3) "Unpaid work-based learning experience" means a program that provides a student with structured employer-supervised learning that: 

(i) Occurs in the workplace; 

(ii) Links with classroom instruction; 

(iii) Is coordinated by a county board or private noncollegiate institution; and 

(iv) Is conducted in accordance with the terms of an individual written work-based learning agreement between the county board of education or private noncollegiate institution placing a participating student and the employer of that participating student. 

(b)  Student considered covered employee.- A student who has been placed with an employer in an unpaid work-based learning experience coordinated by a county board or private noncollegiate institution is a covered employee of that employer, as defined in Title 9 of the Labor and Employment Article, for the purposes of coverage under the State workers' compensation laws. 

(c)  Employer to secure coverage.-  

(1) The participating employer where a student is placed in an unpaid work-based learning experience under this section shall secure workers' compensation coverage for that student. 

(2) The participating employer may satisfy its obligation to secure workers' compensation coverage under this subsection if the county board or private noncollegiate institution that places the student in the unpaid work-based learning experience chooses to secure workers' compensation coverage for that student. 

(d)  Employer to secure coverage - Reimbursement of county boards.-  

(1) The county board or private noncollegiate institution that places a student with an employer in an unpaid work-based learning experience under this section may secure workers' compensation coverage for that student. 

(2) Subject to subsection (e) of this section, if a county board or private noncollegiate institution chooses to secure workers' compensation coverage under this subsection, the participating employer shall reimburse the county board or private noncollegiate institution in an amount equal to the lesser of: 

(i) The cost of the premium for the workers' compensation insurance coverage; or 

(ii) A fee of $250. 

(e)  Waiver of reimubursement in Allegany County and Cecil County.- The Allegany County Board and the Cecil County Board may waive the requirement for reimbursement under subsection (d)(2) of this section. 
 

[2003, ch. 354; 2006, ch. 44, § 6; ch. 563; 2007, ch. 229; 2008, ch. 363.] 
 

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