COVID-19 Legal Update: Montana

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Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission

Department of Labor & Industry


How does the state define an occupational disease?

(23) (a) "Occupational disease" means harm, damage, or death arising out of or contracted in the course and scope of employment caused by events occurring on more than a single day or work shift. (b) The term does not include a physical or mental condition arising from emotional or mental stress or from a nonphysical stimulus or activity." MCA 39-71-116.


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

Montana DPHHS

Request to Delay Drug Formulary Adherence for Legacy Claims Until COVID-19 Passes
March 30, 2020


Court Closures & Modified Call

L&I COVID-19 Resource Guide


Is the administrative court system closed or open?

No information posted at this time.


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

No - order was 3/28/20 to 4/27/20; phased in re-opening began 4/27/20.


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



Last Updated: 2/1/2021