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HOUSE BILL NO. 225
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H0225.......................................by COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES
OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES - Amends existing law to further define occupational
diseases relative to worker's compensation to include infectious hepatitis
viruses and tuberculosis.
02/14 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/15 Rpt prt - to Com/HuRes
03/02 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/05 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/06 3rd rdg - PASSED - 56-0-14
AYES -- Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bolz, Bradford,
Bruneel, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Denney, Ellis,
Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13), Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Harwood,
Henbest, Higgins, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Kellogg, Kendell, Lake,
Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle,
Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Ridinger, Roberts, Robison, Sali,
Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stone, Swan(Hansen),
Tilman, Trail, Young
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- Barraclough(Barraclough), Callister, Deal,
Field(20), Gagner, Jones, Kunz, Langford, Montgomery, Raybould,
Stevenson, Wheeler, Wood, Mr. Speaker.
Floor Sponsor -- Henbest
Title apvd - to Senate
03/07 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Com/HuRes
03/16 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/19 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/20 3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES -- Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Brandt, Bunderson, Burtenshaw,
Cameron, Danielson, Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure,
Geddes, Goedde, Hawkins, Ingram, Ipsen, Keough, King-Barrutia, Lee,
Lodge, Noh, Richardson, Risch, Sandy, Schroeder, Sims, Sorensen,
Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler, Whitworth, Williams,
NAYS -- None
Absent and excused -- None
Floor Sponsor -- Dunklin
Title apvd - to House
03/21 To enrol
03/22 Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed - to Gov
03/28 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 212
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 225
BY COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO WORKER'S COMPENSATION AND OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES; AMENDING SECTION
3 72-438, IDAHO CODE, TO FURTHER DEFINE OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES INCLUDING
4 INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS VIRUSES AND TUBERCULOSIS, TO PROVIDE A CORRECT CODE
5 REFERENCE AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Section 72-438, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
8 amended to read as follows:
9 72-438. OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES. Compensation shall be payable for disabil-
10 ity or death of an employee resulting from the following occupational dis-
12 (1) Poisoning by lead, mercury, arsenic, zinc, or manganese, their prepa-
13 rations or compounds in any occupation involving direct contact therewith,
14 handling thereof, or exposure thereto.
15 (2) Carbon monoxide poisoning or chlorine poisoning in any process or
16 occupation involving direct exposure to carbon monoxide or chlorine in build-
17 ings, sheds, or inclosed places.
18 (3) Poisoning by methanol, carbon bisulphide, hydrocarbon distillates
19 (naphthas and others) or halogenated hydrocarbons, or any preparations con-
20 taining these chemicals or any of them, in any occupation involving direct
21 contact therewith, handling thereof, or exposure thereto.
22 (4) Poisoning by benzol or by nitro, amido, or amino-derivatives of
23 benzol (dinitro-benzol, anilin and others) or their preparations or compounds
24 in any occupation involving direct contact therewith, handling thereof, or
25 exposure thereto.
26 (5) Glanders in the care or handling of any equine animal or the carcass
27 of any such animal.
28 (6) Radium poisoning by or disability due to radioactive properties of
29 substances or to Roentgenray (X-ray) in any occupation involving direct con-
30 tact therewith, handling thereof, or exposure thereto.
31 (7) Poisoning by or ulceration from chromic acid or bichromate of ammo-
32 nium, potassium, or sodium or their preparations, or phosphorus preparations
33 or compounds, in any occupation involving direct contact therewith, handling
34 thereof, or exposure thereto.
35 (8) Ulceration due to tar, pitch, bitumen, mineral oil, or paraffin, or
36 any compound product, or residue of any of these substances, in any occupation
37 involving direct contact therewith, handling thereof, or exposure thereto.
38 (9) Dermatitis venenata, that is, infection or inflammation of the skin,
39 furunculosis excepted, due to oils, cutting compounds, lubricants, liquids,
40 fumes, gases, or vapors in any occupation involving direct contact therewith,
41 handling thereof or exposure thereto.
42 (10) Anthrax occurring in any occupation involving the handling of or
43 exposure to wool, hair, bristles, hides, skins, or bodies of animals either
1 alive or dead.
2 (11) Silicosis in any occupation involving direct contact with, handling
3 of, or exposure to dust of silicon dioxide .
4 (12) Cardiovascular or pulmonary or respiratory diseases of a paid fire-
5 man, employed by a municipality, village or fire district as a regular member
6 of a lawfully established fire department, caused by overexertion in times of
7 stress or danger or by proximate exposure or by cumulative exposure over a
8 period of four (4) years or more to heat, smoke, chemical fumes or other toxic
9 gases arising directly out of, and in the course of, his employment.
10 (13) Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), AIDS related complexes
11 (ARC), other manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections,
12 and infectious hepatitis B viruses (HBV) infections and tuberculosis in any
13 occupation involving exposure to human blood or body fluids.
14 Recognizing that additional toxic or harmful substances or matter are con-
15 tinually being discovered and used or misused, the above enumerated occupa-
16 tional diseases are not intended to be exclusive, but such additional diseases
17 shall not include hazards which are common to the public in general and which
18 are not within the meaning of section 72-102(21 8)(a), Idaho Code, and the dis-
19 eases enumerated in subsection (12) pertaining to paid firemen shall not be
20 subject to the limitations prescribed in section 72-439, Idaho Code.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to amend Title 72 Worker s
Compensation and Related Laws, Chapter 4 Benefits, Section 13, to
provide compensation coverage for those workers who contract
occupational diseases as follow: all infectious strains of
hepatitis, and tuberculosis. Currently Section 13 provides
coverage only for hepatitis B and no coverage for tuberculosis.
This additional coverage will ensure that the risks to workers
from on the job exposure to infected blood and body fluids are
There were three documented cases of Hepatitis C infection among
the general population in 2000 and eight in 1999, with treatment
costs unknown. Since these infections were among the general
population, worker s compensation would be applicable to only a
fraction of these cases.
Name: Representative Margaret Henbest
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 22