COVID-19 Legal Update: Missouri
Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission
How does the state define an occupational disease?
287.067. Occupational disease defined — repetitive motion, loss of hearing, radiation injury, communicable disease, others. — 1. In this chapter the term "occupational disease" is hereby defined to mean, unless a different meaning is clearly indicated by the context, an identifiable disease arising with or without human fault out of and in the course of the employment. Ordinary diseases of life to which the general public is exposed outside of the employment shall not be compensable, except where the diseases follow as an incident of an occupational disease as defined in this section. The disease need not to have been foreseen or expected but after its contraction it must appear to have had its origin in a risk connected with the employment and to have flowed from that source as a rational consequence.
COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?
Court Closures & Modified Call
Is the administrative court system closed or open?
Open. In-person hearings / trials canceled through 5/29/2020; tele-conferences will be help upon request of all parties; business that can be accomplished via e-mail will continue; docket changes 6/5/20.
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