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Bill Would Create Presumption of Compensability for Opioid Overdose

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 155 | 0 | 145 min read

A New York lawmaker introduced a bill that would create a presumption that opioid overdoses are compensable in some cases. The presumption proposed by Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre, D-Wheatley Heights, in A 1770 would take effect immediately if the measure is enacted. The bill would declare that the death of an injured worker due to an opioid overdose is presumed compensable when the worker was prescribed opioids to treat a workplace injury. Jean-Pierre introduced similar measures in 2018 and 2019. The Assembly in 2018 passed A 11028, but the Senate never voted on the measure. T...

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