(a) If, under an initial claim filed on or after January 1, 1988, temporary total disability benefits are reopened under § 9-736(b) of this title, the employer or its insurer shall pay the covered employee compensation that equals two-thirds of the average weekly wage of the covered employee, but:
(1) does not exceed the lesser of:
(i) the average weekly wage of the State on the date of reopening; or
(ii) 150% of the initial award; and
(2) is not less than the initial award.
(b) The employer or its insurer shall pay the compensation for the period that the covered employee is temporarily totally disabled.
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