Rules & Rulemaking
MainePERS is in the process of rulemaking on two rules. A brief description of the upcoming rulemaking is as follows:
Chapter 202 – Medical Board
This rule governs the establishment of the Medical Board of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System.
Public Law 2021, chapter 277 amended the law to eliminate the use of a Medical Board, and to instead use a medical review service provider, as defined in 5 M.R.S. § 17001(19)(B). Since the Medical Board no longer exists in law, MainePERS is proposing that this rule be repealed.
Chapter 512 – Independent Medical Examinations
MainePERS is proposing this new rule to implement and describe procedures for conducting independent medical examinations for applicants for disability retirement benefits under 5 M.R.S. § 17106-B(2), as enacted by Public Law 2021, chapter 277. It establishes the reimbursement rates for independent medical examinations and sets forth how a member may waive an independent medical examination.
Public hearings on these rules are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on April 14, 2022, in the MainePERS Board Room at 139 Capitol Street, Augusta, Maine.
These rule proposals may be viewed on this web site via the links above, or a copy may be obtained by contacting the Chief Executive Officer’s office at 1-800-451-9800 or by email at [email protected]. Written comments may be submitted at [email protected], or through regular U.S. mail at MainePERS, P.O. Box 349, Augusta, ME 04332-0349. Written comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 25, 2022.
More information regarding this rulemaking can also be found at the Secretary of State’s website at: