Workers' compensation; establishes limitations period in which public safety employee may claim. (HB2252)

Introduced By

Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Workers' compensation; occupational disease presumption limitation. Establishes a limitations period in which a public safety employee may bring a compensation claim under the Workers' Compensation Act for hepatitis, meningococcal meningitis, or tuberculosis at two years after a positive test for exposure to the occupational disease is first communicated to the employee. The limitation applies only to those public safety employees who are entitled to the existing presumption that hepatitis, meningococcal meningitis, tuberculosis, or HIV for which there is a documented occupational exposure have incurred an occupational disease. Existing law provides that the limitations period for claims involving HIV is two years after a positive test for infection with human immunodeficiency virus, while the limitations period for hepatitis, meningococcal meningitis, or tuberculosis is the earlier to occur of (i) two years after a diagnosis of the disease is first communicated to the employee or (ii) five years from the date of the last injurious exposure in employment. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/14/2009Committee
01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090020428
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2252)
02/03/2009Assigned C & L sub: 1
02/03/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Commerce and Labor