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Staph Infection Presumption Measure Heading to Governor

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 0

Illinois lawmakers have passed a bill that would create a rebuttable presumption that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is compensable for firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. The Senate on May 28 voted 52-0 to pass House Bill 3662, by Rep. Marcus Evans, D-Chicago. The bill was not amended since the state House of Representatives voted 115-0 to pass it April 21 and can now be presented to Gov. J.B. Pritzker. HB 3662 would add staph infections, including MRSA, to a list of other conditions presumed compensable for first responders that include lung or res...

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