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Workers' compensation; occupational disease presumptions. Adds correctional officers and full-time sworn members of the enforcement division of the Department of Motor Vehicles to the list of public safety employees who are entitled to a presumption that hypertension and heart disease are occupational diseases compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act. The measure also adds correctional officers to the list of public safety employees who are entitled to a presumption that certain infectious diseases are compensable occupational diseases.
Study; staffing levels, employment conditions, and compensation at the Virginia Department of Corrections; report. Directs the House Committees on Health, Welfare and Institutions and Militia and Police to establish a joint committee to study staffing levels, employment conditions, and compensation at the Virginia Department of Corrections. The joint committee shall conclude its work by November 30, 2019, and shall report its findings and recommendations no later than the first day of the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly.