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Legislation Introduced to Prohibit Apportionment to Genetics

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | 5

The chairman of the California Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations introduced legislation that would overturn a California appellate court decision allowing the apportionment of permanent disability to genetic risk factors, two weeks after the state Supreme Court denied a petition to review the case. Sen. Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, on Monday amended Senate Bill 617 to propose a prohibition on apportionment determinations that are based on a genetic predisposition. The amended bill would create Labor Code Section 4665 saying, “Notwithstanding any other law,...

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