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Ohio considers adding medical personnel to chemical exposure compensability

Posted On: Apr. 13, 2023 10:17 AM CST


Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would provide workers compensation coverage for testing when medical professionals are exposed to chemical substances or bodily fluids in the course of employment.

S.B. 106, introduced Tuesday, adds physicians and registered nurses as qualifying professions under the state’s existing law providing testing for first responders exposed to chemicals or bodily fluids who are provided “post-exposure medical diagnostic services, consistent with the standards of medical care existing at the time of the exposure, to investigate whether an injury or 16 occupational disease was sustained.”