Workers' compensation; coverage for first responders during state of emergency. (SB361)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patrons Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), and Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation coverage for first responders. Exempts first responders injured during a declared state of emergency from the requirement that the physician treating the employee be chosen from a three-physician panel provided by the employer. The measure provides that a first responder injured during a state of emergency shall be taken forthwith to any available health care facility and be furnished medical treatment at the employer's expense. It also provides that if certain first responders become ill due to an exposure to a radioactive, chemical or biologic agent, and thereafter transmits the illness to a family member, the family member is entitled to employer-provided medical care. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062694728
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/30/2006Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (14-Y 1-N)