Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. (SB1030)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson)

Progress

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

Description

Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Adds cancers of the colon, brain, or testes to the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act when firefighters and certain employees develop the cancer. The measure removes the compensability requirement that the employee who develops cancer had contact with a toxic substance encountered in the line of duty. Amends § 65.2-402, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

10/30/2018: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee

History

DateAction
10/30/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100983D
10/30/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1022.

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