|SB 1261||Expands "occupational diseases" within Workers' Compensation|
|LR Number:||3662S.02I||Fiscal Note:||3662-02|
|Committee:||Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations|
|Last Action:||02/23/04 - Second Read and Referred S Small Business, Insurance||Journal page:||S358|
|and Industrial Relations Committee|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2004|
SB 1261 - This act expands the diseases currently recognized as "occupational diseases" under the Workers Compensation Law to include any form of hepatitis or HIV.
Further the act expands those individuals who may claim an occupational disease within Chapter 287, RSMo, to include peace officers certified pursuant to Chapter 590, RSMo, and salaried or volunteer firefighters, paramedics or emergency medical technicians who have acquired a diseases of the lungs, respiratory tract or disease of the heart or cardiovascular system, including carcinoma.
This act is similar to SCS/SB 313 (2003).