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Legislature Approves COVID Presumption

Monday, April 20, 2020 | 0

Utah lawmakers passed a bill that would create a rebuttable presumption that first responders and health care workers contracted COVID-19 by accident during the course of employment. The state House of Representatives voted 74-0 to pass HB 3007 on Thursday, the same day the Senate voted 25-3 to pass the measure. The bill, by Rep. Francis Gibson, R-Mapleton, would take effect immediately if signed into law and apply to COVID-19 diagnoses on or after March 21. Workers covered by the presumption in the bill include all those listed as health care providers or emergency responders in the f...

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