Substitute House Bill No. 5082
          Substitute House Bill No. 5082

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-160


AN  ACT  CONCERNING  PROTECTIVE  TESTING OF POLICE
OFFICERS, CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS AND FIRE FIGHTERS.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Subsection  (a)  of  section  31-294d  of  the
general statutes is repealed and the following  is
substituted in lieu thereof:
    (a)  The employer, as soon as he has knowledge
of an injury, shall provide a competent  physician
or  surgeon to attend the injured employee and, in
addition, shall furnish any medical  and  surgical
aid  or  hospital  and  nursing service, including
medical rehabilitation services, as the  physician
or  surgeon  deems reasonable or necessary. IF THE
INJURED  EMPLOYEE  IS  A  LOCAL  OR  STATE  POLICE
OFFICER,   HIGH  SHERIFF,  CHIEF  DEPUTY  SHERIFF,
DEPUTY SHERIFF, SPECIAL DEPUTY SHERIFF, CORRECTION
OFFICER,  EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN, PARAMEDIC,
AMBULANCE DRIVER, FIRE FIGHTER, OR  ACTIVE  MEMBER
OF  A  VOLUNTEER  FIRE  COMPANY OR FIRE DEPARTMENT
ENGAGED IN VOLUNTEER DUTIES, WHO HAS BEEN  EXPOSED
IN  THE  LINE  OF  DUTY  TO BLOOD OR BODILY FLUIDS
WHICH MAY CARRY BLOOD-BORNE DISEASE,  THE  MEDICAL
AND  SURGICAL  AID OR HOSPITAL AND NURSING SERVICE
PROVIDED  BY  HIS  EMPLOYER  SHALL   INCLUDE   ANY
RELEVANT DIAGNOSTIC AND PROPHYLACTIC PROCEDURE FOR
AND TREATMENT OF ANY BLOOD-BORNE DISEASE.

Approved June 4, 1998