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COPD Dropped From Hospital Worker Presumption Bill

Monday, May 9, 2022 | 0

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease would not be one of the conditions presumed compensable for California hospital workers, under a recently amended bill. SB 213, by Sen. Dave Cortese, D-San Jose, would create a presumption that certain conditions arose out of employment for hospital workers providing direct patient care. Musculoskeletal injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and infectious diseases would be covered under the bill. The measure would also cover respiratory conditions including COVID-19 and asthma. Earlier versions of the bill proposed presumptive coverage for COPD, but ...

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