COVID-19 Legal Update: Rhode Island
Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission
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
WCC Releases Information on Hearings and Court
April 14, 2020
Court Closures & Modified Call
Is the administrative court system closed or 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?
Last Updated: 7/14/2020