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Bill Would Create Presumption for Hospital Worker Injuries, Illnesses

Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 442 | 0 | 51 min read

California hospital workers would be presumed to have compensable claims for infectious diseases, cancer, musculoskeletal injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and respiratory conditions, under a recently introduced bill. Sen. Dave Cortese, D-San Jose, on Wednesday introduced SB 213, which would create the rebuttable presumption for hospital workers who provide direct patient care. The presumption would apply to infectious diseases defined to include methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infections, blood-borne infectious diseases, tuberculosis and meningitis. Hospital workers ...

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