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Bill Would Require Coverage for Post-Needle Stick Treatment

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 572 | 0 | 146 min read

A bill that would require workers’ compensation insurance to cover treatment to prevent illness following a worker’s on-the-job exposure to blood-borne disease is moving forward in the New Hampshire legislature. The House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee voted 19-0 last week to recommend approval of House Bill 407 as amended. The bill would apply to critical exposure to blood-borne disease, which may include HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Exposure may occur through a needle stick or being s...

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