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WORKERS' COMPENSATION. BENEFIT AND ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Requires employee to establish, by preponderance of evidence, that employment activities were predominant cause of injury or disease to receive workers' compensation benefits. Prohibits permanent disability based on subjective complaints. Requires apportionment regarding permanent disability to: account for previous awards for injury to same body part or affecting same kind of work; exclude prior or pre-existing illness or injury. Prohibits employee from submitting nonpsychiatric claims after notice of resignation, termination or involuntary/voluntary layoff. Establishes time limit for employer's payment of ongoing medical care to relieve symptoms; excludes specified non-medical care items. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Unknown, but potentially major annual savings in state and local government workers' compensation expenses.
Edward J. "Ted" Costa, People's Advocate, Inc., 3407 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, (916) 482-6175
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WORKERS' COMPENSATION. BENEFIT AND ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS. INITIATIVE STATUTE. California Initiative 1025 (2004).