(a)(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
(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
(b) 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)(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)(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) A county board may waive the requirement for reimbursement under subsection (d)(2)
of this section.
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