Many work compensation bills read for the first time in California's lawmakers on Monday would expand prevention disease and injury to more workers and protect employees from disability discrimination.
S.B. 567, introduced by late Anna Caballero, D-Salinas and Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, would extend the damage and disease code currently given to the first respondents in the state to include registered nurses who provide direct patient care in an emergency
The law would create a revocable presumption of injuries, including infectious diseases, cancer, musculoskeletal injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and respiratory diseases developed or manifested in registered nurses occurred in or outside the course. The bill would also extend these conditions after termination of employment and assigned three months of potential compensation for each full year of employment.
"The worker's compensation conditions exist for the first respondents because they are inevitably exposed to dozens of potential diseases as a condition of their work, many of which lead to health problems such as infectious diseases, respiratory diseases and cancer," says Caballero in a statement. Protection is heavily dominated areas, including firefighters and police officers. My invoice … recognizes healthcare professionals as nurses, is also the first respondents and faces many of the same health risks. They should be given the same worker's compensation as their male counterparts. "In the parish, AB 1
Also read in the Senate was the SB 731, sponsored Sen. Steven Bradford, D-Gardena, who changes existing comp law to include languages that prohibit determination by a person's percent permanent disability is based on or influenced by their race, religion, national origin, age, sex, marriage status, sexual orientation or genetic characteristics.