Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. (SB565)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Expands the current list of diseases that are presumed to be an occupational disease compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act if contracted by firefighters and certain officers to include any malignancy or chronic medical condition. The claimant is required to have had an exposure to a toxic substance encountered in the line of duty. The definition of "toxic substance" is expanded to include a substance that causes, or is suspected to cause, a chronic medical condition. Amends § 65.2-402, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102391D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB565)
02/01/2016Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)