COVID-19 Legal Update: Idaho

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Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission

Industrial Commission

 

How does the state define an occupational disease?

"72-438 (22) “Occupational diseases.”
(a) “Occupational disease” means a disease due to the nature of an employment in which the hazards of such disease actually exist, are characteristic of, and peculiar to the trade, occupation, process, or employment, but shall not include psychological injuries, disorders
or conditions unless the conditions set forth in section 72-451, Idaho Code, are met."

 

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

DOI Bulletin on Applicability of Business Interruption Coverage to COVID-19 Related Claims
     April 23, 2020

 

Court Closures & Modified Call

Emergency Procedures Update

 

Is the administrative court system closed or open?

Open - reducing face to face interaction / remote workers.

 

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

No - order was 3/25/20 to 4/30/20; phased re-opening now.

 

Any state-specific guidance on disability, unemployment, or health benefits for COVID-19? 

Unemployment

 

Last Updated: 7/14/2020