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AGENCY: 29-250 - Department of the Secretary of State, Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 700, Rules Governing Eligibility and Procedures for Appointment and Renewal of Commissions of Notaries Public
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P226
CONCISE SUMMARY: This amended rule improves and streamlines the process by which a person can apply to be commissioned as a Notary Public in the State of Maine. Additionally, the amended rule will reduce the time period by which a notary public can request a renewal of the commission after expiration.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA § 82
PUBLIC HEARING: January 7,1998, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Room 315, State Office Building, Augusta, Maine.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: January 17, 1998
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Timothy R. Poulin, Assistant Director, Division of Rules, Boards and Commissions
AGENCY NAME: Department of the Secretary of State, Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions,
ADDRESS: 101 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0101
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-3676
AGENCY: 02-386 - Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Board of Osteopathic Licensure
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 14, Continuing Medical Education
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P262
CONCISE SUMMARY: Title 32 M.R.S.A. §2581 requires that every two years the osteopathic physician obtain 100 hours of continuing medical education, at least 40% of which must be osteopathic medical education. This chapter defines what continuing medical education will satisfy this statutory requirement and sets forth other provisions related to compliance with Section 2581.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §2562
PUBLIC HEARING: January 8, 1998 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Board of Osteopathic Licensure, Lower Level Conference Room, Two Bangor Street, Augusta, ME 04330
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: January 19, 1998
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Susan E. Strout, Executive Secretary, 142 State House Station, Two Bangor Street, Augusta ME 04333-0142
TELEPHONE OR FAX: 207/287-2480
AGENCY: 29-250 - Secretary of State, Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, A.P.A. Office
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Solicitation of Comments on the Maine Administrative Procedure Act (Rule-making)
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P265
CONCISE SUMMARY On February 1, the Secretary of State is required to submit a report to the Governor on suggested changes to the Maine Administrative Procedure Act. As part of that process the Secretary of State is required to solicit comments from the public. All state agency rules are now on the World Wide Web. (Our Web address is: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rcn/apa/depts.htm. Browse through our Web site and let us know what you think. We would be interested in receiving comments on suggested improvements to the Rule-making process and the availability of the rules on the Web. To submit comments or to obtain a copy of the Maine Administrative Procedures Act, please contact the person listed below.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 M.R.S.A. Sec. 8056-A
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: January 21, 1998
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Lucille L. Weeks
AGENCY NAME: Secretary of State
ADDRESS: Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions, #101 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333
TELEPHONE: (207) 287-4184
AGENCY: 65-407 - Public Utilities Commission
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. ?, Requirements for Non-Core Utility Activities and Transactions Between Affiliates
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P266
CONCISE SUMMARY: This rule describes the record keeping, accounting and structural requirements that Maine utilities must comply with if they engage in unregulated business ventures consistent with the requirements in 35-A M.R.S.A. §§ 503, 703, 707, 708, 714 and 715.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 35-A, M.R.S.A. §§ 503, 707, 708, 713, 714 and 715
PUBLIC HEARING: January 6, 1998, at 1:30 p.m.
Pleases notify the Commission if special accommodations are needed to make the hearing accessible to you by calling 1-287-1396 or TTY 1-800-437-1220. Requests for reasonable accommodations must be received 48 hours before the scheduled event.
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: January 16, 1998
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Carmen M. Thibodeau
AGENCY NAME: Public Utilities Commission
ADDRESS: 242 State Street, Station 18, Augusta, Maine, 04333-0018
AGENCY: 10-144 - Department of Human Services, Bureau of Medical Services
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 128, Rules and Regulations Governing the Functioning of the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P267
CONCISE SUMMARY: The existing rules were originally promulgated in 1993. These proposed regulations include the following changes:
AGENCY: 90-351 - Workers' Compensation Board
RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Ch. 7, Utilization Review, Treatment Protocols, Permanent
PROPOSED RULE NUMBER: 97-P268
CONCISE SUMMARY: The addition of two new treatment protocols to Chapter 7, Utilization Review. These protocols include guidelines for the treatment of carpal tunnel and pain management.
THIS RULE WILL NOT HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 39-A M.R.S.A. §§ 152(2) & 21 0
PUBLIC HEARING: Thursday, January 8, 1998, 1:00 p.m., Workers' Compensation Board, Central Office, AMHI Complex, Deering Building, 1st Floor, Room 170, Hospital Street, Augusta, Maine
DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: January 20, 1998, 5:00 p.m.
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Isabella Tighe, Deputy Director of Medical/ Rehabilitation Services
AGENCY NAME: Workers' Compensation Board
ADDRESS: 27 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0027
AGENCY: 17-229 - Maine Department of Transportation
CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Ch. 304, Criteria for the Functional Classification of Highways (Amendment)
ADOPTED RULE NUMBER: 97-411
CONCISE SUMMARY: Amendments-to the existing rule on the criteria between collector highways and local highways.
EFFECTIVE DATE: December 9, 1997
AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Peter Coughlan
AGENCY NAME: DOT, Bureau of Planning
ADDRESS: 16 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0016
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