On Feb. 17, CHA issued an Alert urging hospitals to write and call their state senator and asking them to oppose Senate Bill (SB) 213 (Cortese, D-San Jose). This bill would create a rebuttable presumption in the workers’ compensation system that an infectious disease, musculoskeletal injury, or respiratory disease arose out of work for any hospital direct patient care worker.
CHA has developed a template letter and key messages for members’ use. Please send a copy of your letter to Dawn Vicari at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hospitals are asked to contact their senator by noon (PT) on March 1; contact information can be found on the state Legislature’s site.