New York lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill that would make staph infections for some correctional workers compensated by presumption.
SB 9210 would apply to disability pensions for correctional officers, correctional supervisors, deputy sheriff patrols and deputy sheriff patrol leaders and would consider them “physically incapable of performing the service” if they experience methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or staph / staph.
The bill states that the employee “shall have such a diagnosis be a presumptive proof that such a disability has arisen in the performance and performance of his service” unless “the opposite is proved by competent evidence.”; The presumption would also not apply if a physical examination was performed at the time of employment and the employee failed to disclose evidence of previous infection.
The annual pension contribution that is paid is equal to three quarters of his or her final average salary, it is stated in the bill.
The bill was referred to the Civil Service and Pensions Committee.