AUGUSTA  — Bath Iron Works is asking Superior Court to appoint a receiver for the state Workers’ Compensation Board, saying it’s failed to adopt a legally required medical fee schedule and that its chairman is in conflict due to his connection to Maine hospitals.

BIW’s complaint says the board failed to comply with state law requiring it to set fees for what third-parties must pay for worker injuries. It also says board Chairman Paul Dionne is in conflict because he also serves as chairman of Central Maine Healthcare, the parent company of several Maine hospitals.

Workers’ comp board attorney John Rohde, responding Wednesday to the complaint filed last month, rejects the assertion of a conflict of interest. He also says the board is well on its way to adopting the fees.

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