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H 3192 - Establishes a presumption that a first responder who contracts COVID-19 is entitled to workers' compensation benefits

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Russell Fry
Last Action: 1/14/2021 - House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henegan, J.L.Johnson
House Committee: LCI
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Establishes a presumption that a first responder, health care provider or correctional officers who contracts COVID-19 is entitled to workers' compensation benefits as an occupational disease. 

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Session 124 - (2021-2022)Printer Friendly
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H 3192 General Bill, By Fry, Bamberg, Bryant, Caskey, B. Cox, Elliott, Huggins, Pope, Rose, G.R. Smith, Yow, Robinson, Magnuson, Thigpen, McCravy, Wooten, McGarry, Kirby, V.S. Moss, Hosey, Henegan and J.L. Johnson
Summary: Workers' comp
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 42-11-210 SO AS TO DEFINE "FIRST RESPONDER", "HEALTH CARE PROVIDER", "CORRECTIONAL OFFICER", AND "ISOLATE" OR "ISOLATION", TO ESTABLISH A PRESUMPTION THAT A FIRST RESPONDER, HEALTH CARE PROVIDER, OR CORRECTIONAL OFFICER CONTRACTING COVID-19 IS ENTITLED TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION BENEFITS AS AN OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE, AND TO PROVIDE TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR FIRST RESPONDERS, HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS, AND CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS REQUIRED TO ISOLATE DUE TO COVID-19 IF CERTAIN CONDITIONS ARE MET.
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12/09/20House Prefiled
12/09/20House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
01/12/21House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 107)
01/12/21House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 107)
01/14/21House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Henegan, J.L.Johnson



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