Included below are the two sections of this Public Act which are workers' compensation-related.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
Sec. 81. Subsection (a) of section 31-294d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof: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] state marshal, judicial marshal, 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.
Sec. 154. This act shall take effect from its passage, except that (1) sections 1 to 7, inclusive, 10 to 123, inclusive, 125 to 138, inclusive, 147, 148 and 150 to 153, inclusive, shall take effect December 1, 2000, (2) if the Secretary of the State certifies that the constitutional amendment eliminating county sheriffs was not approved by the voters, sections 8, 9, 139 to 146, inclusive, and 149 shall cease to be effective on the date of said certification, and sections 1 to 7, inclusive, 10 to 123, inclusive, 125 to 138, inclusive, 147, 148 and 150 to 153, inclusive, shall not take effect on December 1, 2000, and (3) section 124 shall take effect on the date when both of the following events have occurred: (A) The Secretary of the State has certified the vote approving the constitutional amendment eliminating county sheriffs, and (B) the Commissioner of Children and Families has filed with the Governor and General Assembly written certification that the new Connecticut Juvenile Training Center is operational.
Approved April 27, 2000
State of Connecticut
Workers' Compensation Commission
Page last revised: December 19, 2000
Page URL: http://wcc.state.ct.us/law/pub-acts/2000/pa00-99.htm