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Committee Passes Bills Targeting Gender Bias in PD Awards, Safety Worker Presumptions

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | 2

The California Assembly Insurance Committee on Wednesday passed a bill that would triple the maximum disability rating for the pathological conditions resulting from breast cancer to address what proponents argue is a gender bias that's baked into the guidelines used to rate impairments from work injuries. The committee also passed a bill that would make more safety workers eligible for the presumption that conditions such as hernias and tuberculosis are occupational injuries. Members also voted in favor of a measure that would allow lifeguards in Oceanside to receive up to one year of te...

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