Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. (SB531)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)

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. The measure also removes the definition of a toxic substance as a known or suspected carcinogen, as defined by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, that causes or is suspected to cause specific types of cancers for which the presumption of compensability exists. This bill was incorporated into SB 9. Read the Bill »

Status

01/13/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102297D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/13/2020Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB9-Saslaw) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)