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Public Act No. 98-160

An Act Concerning Protective Testing of Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Fire Fighters


Signed by Governor John G. Rowland
on June 4, 1998
Effective
October 1, 1998

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Subsection (a) of section 31-294d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:
(a) The employer, as soon as he has knowledge of an injury, shall provide a competent physician or surgeon to attend the injured employee and, in addition, shall furnish any medical and surgical aid or hospital and nursing service, including medical rehabilitation services, as the physician or surgeon deems reasonable or necessary. IF THE INJURED EMPLOYEE IS A LOCAL OR STATE POLICE OFFICER, HIGH SHERIFF, CHIEF DEPUTY SHERIFF, DEPUTY SHERIFF, SPECIAL DEPUTY SHERIFF, CORRECTION OFFICER, EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN, PARAMEDIC, AMBULANCE DRIVER, FIRE FIGHTER, OR ACTIVE MEMBER OF A VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY OR FIRE DEPARTMENT ENGAGED IN VOLUNTEER DUTIES, WHO HAS BEEN EXPOSED IN THE LINE OF DUTY TO BLOOD OR BODILY FLUIDS WHICH MAY CARRY BLOOD-BORNE DISEASE, THE MEDICAL AND SURGICAL AID OR HOSPITAL AND NURSING SERVICE PROVIDED BY HIS EMPLOYER SHALL INCLUDE ANY RELEVANT DIAGNOSTIC AND PROPHYLACTIC PROCEDURE FOR AND TREATMENT OF ANY BLOOD-BORNE DISEASE.


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