On March 10, CHA issued a reminder for an Alert urging hospitals to write to state Sen. Dave Cortese (D-San Jose), chair of the Senate Labor, Public Employment and Retirement Committee, and call their senator to voice opposition to Senate Bill (SB) 213. The 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.
SB 213 would also extend indefinitely a presumption for COVID-19.
CHA has developed a template letter and key messages for members’ use. Hospitals are asked to write to Sen. Cortese by March 15 and call their senator by March 19; contact information can be found on the state Legislature’s site.
Please send a copy of the letter to Dawn Vicari at firstname.lastname@example.org.