COVID-19 Response Bill to support healthcare workers

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A Bill will be introduced to support healthcare workers who contract COVID-19 and require workers' compensation.

The WA Government will introduce a Bill to support healthcare workers who contract COVID-19 and require workers’ compensation. 

The Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 will be amended to establish a presumption of work-related injury for specific diseases suffered in specific classes of employment.  

This means healthcare workers suffering COVID-19 will not be required to go through lengthy and costly claim investigations to prove they contracted COVID-19 at work.  

For more information see the COVID-19 Response Bill to support health care workers media statement.

Page reviewed 26 July 2020