Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. (HB1985)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. Establishes a presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of health care providers who as part of the provider's employment are directly involved in diagnosing or treating persons known or suspected to have COVID-19 is an occupational disease compensable under the Workers' Compensation Act. The provisions of the bill will be effective retroactive to January 1, 2020. Read the Bill »

Status

01/22/2021: In Subcommittee

History

DateAction
01/11/2021Committee
01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101723D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/19/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/19/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/19/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
01/21/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Committee substitute printed 21103301D-H1
01/21/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/22/2021Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government

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