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Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 0

The Illinois House of Representatives passed law to make it easier for some first responders acquiring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to receive employee compensation benefits.

HB 3662, which the House unanimously passed on Wednesday, would amend the State Workers Compensation Act to create a rebuttable presumption that firefighters, paramedics and paramedics contracting MRSA did so in the course and scope of their employment.

However, employees are only entitled to the presumption if they have been employed in their function for five years.

The bill is now in the Senate for consideration. When signed into law, it takes effect immediately.

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