COVID-19 Legal Update: Kansas
Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission
How does the state define an occupational disease?
K.S.A 44-5a01(b) "Occupational disease" shall mean only a disease arising out of and in the course of the employment resulting from the nature of the employment in which the employee was engaged under such employer, and which was actually contracted while so engaged. "Nature of the employment" shall mean, for purposes of this section, that to the occupation, trade or employment in which the employee was engaged, there is attached a particular and peculiar hazard of such disease which distinguishes the employment from other occupations and employments, and which creates a hazard of such disease which is in excess of the hazard of such disease in general."
COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?
Court Closures & Modified Call
Is the administrative court system closed or open?
Does this state have a shelter-in-place in order?
Any state-specific guidance on disability, unemployment, or health benefits for COVID-19?
Last Updated: 7/14/2020