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Governor Signs Law Requiring Medical Records for Compensability

Monday, May 16, 2022 | 0

Florida municipalities will need to keep medical records of retired law enforcement officers, correctional officers and firefighters on file after they leave their jobs to determine workers’ compensation eligibility for certain medical conditions, under a bill Gov. Ron DeSantis signed. The governor on Thursday enacted House Bill 453, which relates to the presumption for disability due to tuberculosis, heart disease and high blood pressure. Law enforcement workers and correctional officers must pass a pre-employment physical exam and are eligible for the presumption if the exa...

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