Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. (SB1342)

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 COVID-19. Establishes a presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, law-enforcement officers, and correctional officers is an occupational disease compensable under the Workers' Compensation Act. The bill provides that the COVID-19 virus is established by a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19, an incubation period consistent with COVID-19, and signs and symptoms of COVID-19 that require medical treatment. The bill provides that such presumption applies to any death or disability occurring on or after March 12, 2020, caused by infection from the COVID-19 virus, provided that for any such death or disability that occurred on or after March 12, 2020, and prior to December 31, 2021, the claimant received a diagnosis of COVID-19 from a licensed physician, after either a presumptive positive test or a laboratory confirmed test for COVID-19, and presented with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 that required medical treatment. Read the Bill »

Status

01/25/2021: passed committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101518D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1342)
01/25/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
01/25/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

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