HB 715 Workers' compensation; carpal tunnel syndrome and hearing loss.
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Workers' compensation; presumption as to definition of disease. Presumes carpal tunnel syndrome and hearing loss to be medically defined as diseases unless such presumption is overcome by a preponderance of competent evidence to the contrary, for purposes of claims for benefits under 65.2-400 and 65.2-401 of the Workers' Compensation Act (relating to compensation for occupational diseases and ordinary diseases of life, respectively). The bill specifies that its provisions do not alter the claimant's burden of proof or exclude other ailments from potential coverage pursuant to 65.2-400 and 65.2-401.

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01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 960625400  pdf

01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 960625400
01/22/96  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/29/96  House: Reported from Labor and Commerce (17-Y 2-N)
01/30/96  House: Read first time
01/31/96  House: Read second time and engrossed
02/01/96  House: Read third time and passed House (76-Y 24-N)
02/01/96  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (76-Y 24-N)
02/01/96  House: Communicated to Senate
02/02/96  Senate: Read first time
02/02/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/26/96  Senate: Continued to 1997 in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 3-N)