Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for hypertension, heart disease, and COVID-19. (HB995)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for hypertension, heart disease, COVID-19. Extends by one year the December 31, 2021, expiration date of the presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of health care providers is an occupational disease compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act, if certain conditions for diagnosis are met. The bill adds employees of the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Department of Corrections to the COVID-19 presumption for workers' compensation, if diagnosed with COVID-19 before January 1, 2022. The bill adds correctional officers to the list of employees for whom hypertension or heart disease is considered covered for workers' compensation, if diagnosed with hypertension or heart disease before January 1, 2022. Read the Bill »

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Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Committee
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100961D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/25/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 6-N)
01/27/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/27/2022Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 6-N)
01/27/2022Subcommittee failed to recommend referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/15/2022Left in Commerce and Energy

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