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AB-1750 Workers’ compensation: rehabilitation.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/02/2019 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 01, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1750


Introduced by Assembly Member Burke

February 22, 2019


An act to amend Section 6207 of add Section 6209 to the Labor Code, relating to workers’ compensation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1750, as amended, Burke. Workers’ compensation: rehabilitation.
Existing law establishes a workers’ compensation system, administered by the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation, to compensate an employee for injuries sustained in the course of employment. Existing law requires a public agency, its insurance carrier, and the Department of Rehabilitation to jointly formulate procedures to select and refer injured full-time public employees for rehabilitation services. Existing law provides that a rehabilitation benefit is an additional benefit that does not replace a workers’ compensation benefit. services and retraining for other positions in public service.

This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to that provision.

This bill would require the Department of Rehabilitation to issue a report to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2022, and every 5 years thereafter, that outlines the extent to which injured full-time public employees were rehabilitated or retrained and rehired for other available positions in public service.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 6209 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

6209.
 On or before January 1, 2022, and every five years thereafter, the Department of Rehabilitation shall issue a report to the Legislature outlining the extent to which injured full-time public employees were rehabilitated or retrained and rehired for other available positions in public service. The report shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

SECTION 1.Section 6207 of the Labor Code is amended to read:
6207.

The injured employee’s rehabilitation benefit is an additional benefit and shall not be converted to or replace a workers’ compensation benefit available to the employee.