COVID-19 Legal Update: Connecticut

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Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission

Workers' Compensation Commission

 

How does the state define an occupational disease?

§ 31-275. (15) “Occupational disease” includes any disease peculiar to the occupation in which the employee was engaged and due to causes in excess of the ordinary hazards of employment as such, and includes any disease due to or attributable to exposure to or contact with any radioactive material by an employee in the course of his employment.

 

COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?

All WCC Updates Here

Insurance Dept. Issues 60-Day Grace Period for Premiums Payments Due
      March 24, 2020

WCC Memo on Stipulation Approval / Hearing Process
 
    March 25, 2020

WCC Memo on Form 36 Procedure
 
    March 25, 2020

WCC Memo on Submission of WCC Forms during COVID-19 Pandemic
 
    March 25, 2020

WCC Memo on RME and CME Policy Regarding the Use of Telemedicine
      April 1, 2020

WCC Addendum to 2019 Official Connecticut Practitioner Fee Schedule effective March 1, 2020
      April 7, 2020

Insurance Dept. Extends Licensing Deadlines for Insurance Companies, Health Care Centers, Etc.
      April 9, 2020

WCC Update Regarding Reimbursement of Telemedicine Services
      April 23, 2020

Gov. Lamont's Executive Order Creating a Rebuttable Presumption for COVID-19 Workers' Compensation Claims
      July 24, 2020

Insurance Dept. Discontinuing Temporary Producer Licensing for New Residents
      August 4, 2020

Court Closures & Modified Call

Updated Hearing Policy.

 

Is the administrative court system closed or open?

Open - closed to public / telephonic hearings; small limited in-formal and appellate hearings starting 8/1/20.

 

Does this state have a shelter-in-place in order?

No - order was 3/23/20 to 5/20/20; phased re-opening begins 5/20/20.

 

ANY STATE-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE ON DISABILITY, UNEMPLOYMENT, OR HEALTH BENEFITS FOR COVID-19? 

Unemployment.

 

Last Updated: 8/14/2020