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AB 991

Title: Workers’ compensation: presumed injuries.
Author: Christopher M. Ward

Summary
AB 991, as amended, Ward. Workers’ compensation: presumed injuries. Existing law establishes a workers’ compensation system, administered by the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation, to compensate an employee for injuries sustained in the course of employment. Existing law creates a rebuttable presumption that specified injuries, such as meningitis, tuberculosis, or hernia, sustained in the course of employment of a specified member of law enforcement or a specified first responder arose out of and in the course of employment. Existing law creates a rebuttable presumption that skin cancer that develops or manifests in the course of employment of a lifeguard, as specified, arose out of and in the course of employment. Existing law authorizes a lifeguard to file a claim for skin cancer after employment has terminated for a specified period based on years of employment, not to exceed 60 months.This bill would expand presumptions for hernia, pneumonia, heart trouble, cancer, tuberculosis, bloodborne infectious disease, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infection, and meningitis-related illnesses and injuries to a lifeguard employed on a year-round, full-time basis in the Boating Safety Unit by the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. The bill would increase the period of time after termination of employment that a lifeguard employed on a year-round, full-time basis in the Boating Safety Unit by the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department can file a claim for skin cancer. The bill would expand the presumptions for illness or injury related to post-traumatic stress disorder or exposure to biochemical substances, as defined, to a lifeguard employed in the Boating Safety Unit by the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the City of San Diego.

Status
Read first time. To print. 02/18/2021
From printer. May be heard in committee March 21. 02/19/2021
Referred to Com. on INS. 03/11/2021
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on INS. Read second time and amended. 03/11/2021
Re-referred to Com. on INS. 03/15/2021
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on INS. Read second time and amended. 01/03/2022
Re-referred to Com. on INS. 01/04/2022

Bill Documents
AB 991 - Amended+Assembly
03/11/2021 - AB 991 (Amended+Assembly)