Corvel, the third party administrator for worker’s compensation issues in Baltimore County has been sending out medical release forms to officers who have been injured and/or filed a claim with Baltimore County. They have also attached a FORM 4506 Request for Copy of Tax Return.
I have spoken to attorneys who represent our members frequently and have been told there is no reason for our members to be completing that form.
Members should not sign any FORM 4506 forms and return them for any reason unless advised to do so by their attorney.
I spoke with County Asst. Attorney Suzanne Berger and she explained the form is voluntary and a claim cannot be denied if the employee refuses to fill out the form. She did state Baltimore County uses the form to investigate secondary employment and claims that may have been filed with any secondary employer.