Maine Revised Statutes

§6575-L. Temporary medical transfer

The commissioner may authorize a temporary medical transfer of the elver individual fishing quota allocated to a person under section 6505-A in accordance with this section. The holder of an elver fishing license who requests a temporary medical transfer under this section must maintain a valid elver fishing license during the duration of the temporary medical transfer. [2015, c. 131, §3 (NEW).]

1. Temporary medical transfer requested prior to March 1st.   Notwithstanding section 6505-A, subsection 3-A, the commissioner may authorize a temporary medical transfer that permits the holder of an elver fishing license issued under section 6505-A to transfer the entire annual quota allocated to that person to another person holding an elver fishing license issued under section 6505-A if the following criteria are met:
A. The transferor reported elver landings in the prior fishing year; [2015, c. 131, §3 (NEW).]
B. The transferor is unable to fish the quota allocated to the transferor because the transferor has experienced a substantial illness or medical condition. The transferor shall provide the commissioner with documentation from a physician describing the substantial illness or medical condition; and [2015, c. 131, §3 (NEW).]
C. The transferor requests a temporary medical transfer in writing before March 1st of the fishing year for which it is being requested, except that the commissioner may adopt rules that provide a method for authorizing a temporary medical transfer requested after March 1st to address emergency medical conditions. [2015, c. 131, §3 (NEW).]
Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
[ RR 2015, c. 1, §5 (COR) .]
SECTION HISTORY
RR 2015, c. 1, §5 (COR). 2015, c. 131, §3 (NEW).