AB 1643

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2015-2016 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jun 01, 2016
  • Passed Senate Aug 22, 2016
  • Governor

Workers' compensation: permanent disability apportionment.

Abstract

Existing workers' compensation law generally requires employers to secure payment of workers' compensation, including medical treatment, for injuries incurred by their employees that arise out of, or in the course of, employment. An employer is liable only for the percentage of the permanent disability directly caused by the injury arising out of, and occurring in the course of, employment. Existing law requires apportionment of permanent disability to be based on causation, and a physician who prepares a report addressing the issue of permanent disability due to a claimed industrial injury is required to address the issue of causation of the permanent disability. The physician is required to make an apportionment determination by finding the approximate percentage of the permanent disability that was caused by the direct result of injury arising out of and occurring in the course of employment, and the approximate percentage of the permanent disability that was caused by other factors both before and subsequent to the industrial injury, including prior industrial injuries. This bill would prohibit apportionment of permanent disability, in the case of a physical injury occurring on or after January 1, 2017, from being based on pregnancy, menopause, osteoporosis, or carpal tunnel syndrome. The bill would also prohibit apportionment of permanent disability, in the case of a psychiatric injury occurring on or after January 1, 2017, from being based on psychiatric disability or impairment caused by any of those conditions. The bill would also provide, notwithstanding any other law, for injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2017, that the impairment ratings for breast cancer and the aftereffects of the disease, known as sequelae, shall in no event be less than comparable ratings for prostate cancer and its sequelae.

Bill Sponsors (2)

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Actions


Sep 30, 2016

Assembly

Vetoed by Governor.

Aug 31, 2016

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.

Aug 24, 2016

Assembly

In Assembly. Ordered to Engrossing and Enrolling.

Aug 22, 2016

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 24. Noes 14. Page 5243.).

Aug 15, 2016

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Aug 11, 2016

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 5. Noes 2.) (August 11).

Aug 01, 2016

Senate

In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Jun 29, 2016

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 4. Noes 1.) (June 29). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Jun 09, 2016

Senate

Referred to Coms. on L. & I.R. and APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on L. & I.R. and APPR.

Jun 02, 2016

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Jun 01, 2016

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 60. Noes 20. Page 5078.)

May 31, 2016

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 27, 2016

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 15. Noes 5.) (May 27).

May 18, 2016

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
APPR APPR. suspense file.

Apr 20, 2016

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 3.) (April 20). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Committee-Passage
Com. on APPR.

Mar 17, 2016

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on INS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on INS.

Mar 16, 2016

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on INS. Read second time and amended.

Mar 14, 2016

Assembly

Referred to Com. on INS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on INS.

Jan 12, 2016

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee February 11.

Jan 11, 2016

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

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01/11/16 - Introduced PDF
03/16/16 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/26/16 - Enrolled PDF

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