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House Bill 1205

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF HB1205 (Updated April 22, 2009 1:43 pm - DI 84)

Injured volunteer firefighters. Provides that the state, a political subdivision, or a private employer may not discipline an employee who is a member of a volunteer fire department and who is injured or absent from work because of an injury that occurs while the employee is engaged in emergency firefighting or emergency response activities. Provides that the period in which the employee may not be disciplined for an absence because of an injury may not exceed six months from the date of the injury. Provides that the employer may require the injured employee to provide evidence from a physician or other medical authority showing: (1) treatment for the injury at the time of the absence; and (2) a connection between the injury and the employee's emergency firefighting or emergency response activities. Requires the employer, to the extent required by federal or state law, to retain information about the injury in a separate medical file and to treat the information as a confidential medical record. Allows an injured employee to use sick leave when the employee is absent from work because of an injury that occurs while the employee is engaged in emergency firefighting or emergency response activities. Requires an employer to administer the absence in a manner consistent with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
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