COVID-19 Legal Update: Tennessee
Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission
How does the state define an occupational disease?
50-6-301 occupational diseases means all diseases arising out of and in the course of employment. A disease shall be deemed to arise out of the employment only if:
(1) It can be determined to have followed as a natural incident of the work as a result of the exposure occasioned by the nature of the employment;
(2) It can be fairly traced to the employment as a proximate cause;
(3) It has not originated from a hazard to which workers would have been equally exposed outside of the employment;
(4) It is incidental to the character of the employment and not independent of the relation of employer and employee;
(5) It originated from a risk connected with the employment and flowed from that source as a natural consequence, though it need not have been foreseen or expected prior to its contraction; and
(6) There is a direct causal connection between the conditions under which the work is performed and the occupational disease. Diseases of the heart, lung, and hypertension arising out of and in the course of any type of employment shall be deemed to be occupational diseases.
COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?
BWC Announcement on Telephonic Hearings
March 19, 2020
Commissioner's COVID-19 Guidance to Carriers
March 24, 2020
Gov. Lee Issues Guidance on Return-to-Work
April 24, 2020
Executive Order on Re-opening Restaurants
April 24, 2020
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