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Labor Code - LAB

DIVISION 4. WORKERS' COMPENSATION AND INSURANCE [3200 - 6002]

  ( Heading of Division 4 amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 373. )

PART 2. COMPUTATION OF COMPENSATION [4451 - 4856]

  ( Part 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

CHAPTER 2. Compensation Schedules [4550 - 4856]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 90. )

ARTICLE 6. Special Payments to Certain Persons [4800 - 4820]
  ( Heading of Article 6 amended by Stats. 1971, Ch. 918. )

4800.
  

(a) Whenever any member of the Department of Justice falling within the “state peace officer/firefighter” class is disabled by injury arising out of and in the course of his or her duties, he or she shall become entitled, regardless of his or her period of service with the Department of Justice to leave of absence while so disabled without loss of salary, in lieu of disability payments under this chapter, for a period not exceeding one year. This section applies only to members of the Department of Justice whose principal duties consist of active law enforcement and does not apply to persons employed in the Department of Justice whose principal duties are those of telephone operator, clerk, stenographer, machinist, mechanic, or otherwise clearly not falling within the scope of active law enforcement service, even though this person is subject to occasional call or is occasionally called upon to perform duties within the scope of active law enforcement service.

(b) This section applies to law enforcement officers employed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife who are described in subdivision (e) of Section 830.2 of the Penal Code.

(c) This section applies to harbor police officers employed by the San Francisco Port Commission who are described in Section 20402 of the Government Code.

(d) This section shall does not apply to periods of disability that occur subsequent to termination of employment by resignation, retirement, or dismissal. When this section does not apply, the employee shall be eligible for those benefits that would apply if this section had not been enacted.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 561, Sec. 175. (AB 1516) Effective January 1, 2018.)

4800.5.
  

(a) Whenever any sworn member of the Department of the California Highway Patrol is disabled by a single injury, excluding disabilities that are the result of cumulative trauma or cumulative injuries, arising out of and in the course of his or her duties, he or she shall become entitled, regardless of his or her period of service with the patrol, to leave of absence while so disabled without loss of salary, in lieu of disability payments under this chapter, for a period of not exceeding one year. This section shall apply only to members of the Department of the California Highway Patrol whose principal duties consist of active law enforcement and shall not apply to persons employed in the Department of the California Highway Patrol whose principal duties are those of telephone operator, clerk, stenographer, machinist, mechanic, or otherwise clearly not falling within the scope of active law enforcement service, even though this person is subject to occasional call or is occasionally called upon to perform the duties of active law enforcement service.

(b) Benefits payable for eligible sworn members of the Department of the California Highway Patrol whose disability is solely the result of cumulative trauma or injury shall be limited to the actual period of temporary disability or entitlement to maintenance allowance, or for one year, whichever is less.

(c) This section shall not apply to periods of disability that occur subsequent to termination of employment by resignation, retirement, or dismissal. When this section does not apply, the employee shall be eligible for those benefits that would apply had this section not been enacted.

(d) The appeals board may determine, upon request of any party, whether or not the disability referred to in this section arose out of and in the course of duty. In any action in which a dispute exists regarding the nature of the injury or the period of temporary disability or entitlement to maintenance allowance, or both, and upon the request of any party thereto, the appeals board shall determine when the disability commenced and ceased, and the amount of benefits provided by this division to which the employee is entitled during the period of this disability. The appeals board shall have the jurisdiction to award and enforce payment of these benefits, subject to subdivision (a) or (b), pursuant to Part 4 (commencing with Section 5300). A decision issued by the appeals board under this section is final and binding upon the parties subject to the rights of appeal contained in Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 5900) of Part 4.

(e) Except as provided in subdivision (g), this section shall apply for periods of disability commencing on or after January 1, 1995.

(f) This section does not apply to peace officers designated under subdivision (a) of Section 2250.1 of the Vehicle Code.

(g) Peace officers of the California State Police Division who become sworn members of the Department of the California Highway Patrol as a result of the Governor’s Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1995, other than those officers described in subdivision (f), shall be eligible for injury benefits accruing to sworn members of the Department of the California Highway Patrol under this division only for injuries occurring on or after July 12, 1995.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 305, Sec. 42. Effective January 1, 1997.)

4801.
  

It shall be the duty of the appeals board to determine in the case of members of the California Highway Patrol, upon request of the Department of the California Highway Patrol or Department of Justice, and, in the case of the harbor policemen, upon the request of the San Francisco Port Commission, whether or not the disability referred to in Section 4800 arose out of and in the course of duty. The appeals board shall, also, in any disputed case, determine when such disability ceases.

(Amended by Stats. 1971, Ch. 1089.)

4802.
  

Any such member of the California Highway Patrol or Department of Justice, or any such harbor policeman, so disabled is entitled from the date of injury and regardless of retirement under the Public Employees’ Retirement System, to the medical, surgical and hospital benefits prescribed by this division as part of the compensation for persons injured in the course of and arising out of their employment, at the expense of the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Justice, or the San Francisco Port Commission, as the case may be, and such expense shall be charged upon the fund out of which the compensation of the member is paid.

(Amended by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1377.)

4803.
  

Whenever such disability of such member of the California Highway Patrol, or Department of Justice, or of such harbor policeman, continues for a period beyond one year, such member or harbor policeman shall thereafter be subject, as to disability indemnity, to the provisions of this division other than Section 4800, which refers to temporary disability only, during the remainder of the disability, except that such compensation shall be paid out of funds available for the support of the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Justice, or the San Francisco Port Commission, as the case may be, and the leave of absence shall continue.

(Amended by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1377.)

4804.
  

No disability indemnity shall be paid to said member of the California Highway Patrol or harbor policeman as temporary disability concurrently with wages or salary payments.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1553.)

4804.1.
  

Whenever any member of a University of California fire department specified in Section 3212.4 falling within the active “firefighting and prevention service” class is disabled by injury arising out of and in the course of his duties, he shall become entitled, regardless of his period of service with a University of California fire department, to leave of absence while so disabled without loss of salary, in lieu of disability payments under this chapter, for a period of not exceeding one year. This section shall apply only to members of a University of California fire department whose principal duties consist of active firefighting and prevention service and shall not apply to persons employed in a University of California fire department whose principal duties are those of telephone operator, clerk, stenographer, machinist, mechanic, or otherwise clearly not falling within the scope of active firefighting and prevention service, even though such person is subject to occasional call or is occasionally called upon to perform duties within the scope of active firefighting and prevention service.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1149.)

4804.2.
  

It shall be the duty of the appeals board to determine in the case of members of a University of California fire department specified in Section 4804. 1, upon request of the Regents of the University of California, whether or not the disability referred to in Section 4804.1 arose out of and in the course of duty. The appeals board shall, also in any disputed case, determine when such disability ceases.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1149.)

4804.3.
  

Any such member of a University of California fire department specified in Section 4804.1, so disabled is entitled from the date of injury and regardless of retirement under the Public Employees’ Retirement System, or other retirement system, to the medical, surgical, and hospital benefits prescribed by this division as part of the compensation for persons injured in the course of and arising out of their employment, at the expense of the Regents of the University of California, and such expense shall be charged upon the fund out of which the compensation of the member is paid.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1149.)

4804.4.
  

Whenever such disability of such member of a University of California fire department, specified in Section 4804.1, continues for a period beyond one year, such member shall thereafter be subject, as to disability indemnity, to the provisions of this division other than Section 4804.1, which refers to temporary disability only, during the remainder of the disability, except that such compensation shall be paid out of funds available for the support of the Regents of the University of California, and the leave of absence shall continue.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1149.)

4804.5.
  

No disability indemnity shall be paid to said member of a University of California fire department, specified in Section 4804.1, as temporary disability concurrently with wages or salary payments.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1149.)

4806.
  

Whenever any member of the University of California Police Department falling within the “law enforcement” class is disabled by injury arising out of and in the course of his duties, he shall become entitled, regardless of his period of service with the police department, to leave of absence while so disabled without loss of salary, in lieu of disability payments under this chapter, for a period of not exceeding one year. This section shall apply only to members of the University of California Police Department whose principal duties consist of active law enforcement, and shall not apply to persons employed in the University of California Police Department whose principal duties are those of telephone operator, clerk, stenographer, machinist, mechanic or otherwise clearly not falling within the scope of active law enforcement service, even though such person is subject to occasional call or is occasionally called upon to perform duties within the scope of active law enforcement service.

This section shall apply only to those members of the University of California Police Department specified in Section 3213.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 918.)

4807.
  

It shall be the duty of the appeals board to determine, in the case of members of the University of California Police Department, upon the request of the Regents of the University of California, whether or not the disability referred to in Section 4806 arose out of and in the course of duty. The appeals board shall, also in any disputed case, determine when such disability ceases.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 918.)

4808.
  

Any such member of the University of California Police Department so disabled is entitled from the date of injury, and regardless of retirement under either the University of California Retirement System or Public Employees’ Retirement System, to the medical, surgical, and hospital benefits prescribed by this division as part of the compensation for persons injured in the course of and arising out of their employment, at the expense of the Regents of the University of California, and such expense shall be charged upon the fund out of which the compensation of the member is paid.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 918.)

4809.
  

Whenever such disability of such member of the University of California Police Department continues for a period beyond one year, such member shall thereafter be subject, as to disability indemnity, to the provisions of this division other than Section 4806, which refers to temporary disability only, during the remainder of the disability, except that such compensation shall be paid out of funds available for the support of the Regents of the University of California and the leave of absence shall continue.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 918.)

4810.
  

No disability indemnity shall be paid to such member of the University of California Police Department as temporary disability concurrently with wages or salary payments.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 918.)

4816.
  

Pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement applicable to members of the California State University Police Department, whenever any member of that police department falling within the “law enforcement” class is disabled by injury or illness arising out of and in the course of his or her duties, he or she shall become entitled, regardless of his or her period of service with the police department, to enhanced industrial disability leave equivalent to the injured employee’s net take home salary on the date of occurrence of the injury. For the purposes of this section, “net take home salary” means the amount of salary received after federal income tax, state income tax, and the employee’s retirement contribution has been deducted from the employee’s gross salary, in lieu of disability payments under this chapter, for a period of not exceeding one year. No benefits shall be paid under this section for any psychiatric disability or any physical disability arising from a psychiatric injury.

This section shall apply only to members of the California State University Police Department whose principal duties consist of active law enforcement, and shall not apply to persons employed in the California State University Police Department whose principal duties are those of telephone operator, clerk, stenographer, machinist, mechanic, or otherwise clearly not falling within the scope of active law enforcement service, even though the person is subject to occasional call or is occasionally called upon to perform duties within the scope of active law enforcement service.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 50, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1995.)

4817.
  

It shall be the duty of the appeals board to determine, in the case of members of the California State University Police Department, upon the request of the Board of Trustees of the California State University, whether or not the disability referred to in Section 4816 arose out of and in the course of duty. The appeals board shall, also in any disputed case, determine when such disability ceases.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 50, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1995.)

4819.
  

Whenever the disability of a member of the California State University Police Department continues for a period beyond one year, that member shall thereafter be subject, as to disability indemnity, to the provisions of this division other than Section 4816, which refers to temporary disability only, during the remainder of the disability.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 50, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1995.)

4820.
  

No disability indemnity shall be paid to a member of the California State University Police Department as temporary disability concurrently with wages or salary payments.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 50, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1995.)

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