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“While additional states may propose COVID-19 vaccine-related legislation, it is possible that other new COVID-19 workers’ compensation-related trends will also emerge during the 2022 legislative season,” wrote Laura Kersey, division executive, regulatory & legislative analysis at the NCCI. (Credit: Billion Photos/Shutterstock) Florida legislators have already filed a bill that would establish a workers’ comp presumption for COVID or an infectious disease for emergency responders and public safety workers. (Credit: Billion Photos/Shutterstock)

During the past two years, a number of states passed legislation regarding workers’ compensation presumptions for COVID-19, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI).

Additionally, 2021 saw numerous states propose legislation to create presumptions that would apply to other events beyond the current pandemic. Tennessee and Washington enacted this type of law, according to the NCCI.

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