Infectious disease presumption; emergency declaration by Governor. (HB1958)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Joe Bouchard (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), and Del. Steve Shannon (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Infectious disease presumption; emergency declaration by Governor. Authorizes the Governor to declare that a communicable, contagious, or infectious disease is a disease that is covered by the existing infectious disease presumption for firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and certain law-enforcement officers under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act. The presumption currently exists for hepatitis, meningococcal meningitis, tuberculosis, and HIV. Such a declaration may be made after the Board of Health has issued an order for the purpose of suppressing the outbreak of the disease and the Governor has declared a state of emergency due to an outbreak of the disease that poses a danger to the life and health of the public. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098529618
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1958)
01/23/2009Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/23/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/03/2009Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (HB2478-Hugo)