COVID-19 Legal Update: Rhode Island

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Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission

Department of Labor and Training

 

How does the state define an occupational disease?

§ 28-34-1(3) "Occupational disease" means a disease which is due to causes and conditions which are characteristic of and peculiar to a particular trade, occupation, process, or employment.

 

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

Executive Order Expanding Access to Telemedicine Services
            March 18, 2020   

Insurance Bulletin on Emergency Telemedicine Measures During COVID-19
            April 6, 2020   

 WCC Releases Information on Hearings and Court
            April 14, 2020             

DWC Issues Information Letter on Telehealth/Telemedicine Rates
             April 29, 2020

 

Court Closures & Modified Call

Workplace Fact Sheet

 

Is the administrative court system closed or open?

Open.

 

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

No - order was 3/28/20 to 5/8/20; phased re-opening began 5/8/20.

 

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

Unemployment.

 

Last Updated: 7/14/2020