An Act To Establish a Presumption of Impairment of Health in the Line of Duty for Corrections Employees under the Workers' Compensation Laws
Sec. 1. 39-A MRSA §328-C is enacted to read:
§ 328-C. Impairment of health caused by infectious disease suffered by a corrections employee
Impairment of health by infectious disease suffered by a corrections employee is governed by this section.
This bill amends the workers' compensation laws by adding a presumption that a condition of impairment of health caused by an infectious disease resulting in total or partial disability or death of a corrections employee is presumed to have been suffered in the line of duty, unless the contrary is shown by competent evidence.