Governor Nathan Deal Vetoes Legislation: A Blow to Georgia Firefighters
Joe Paduda recently posted the following article in Managed Care Matters:
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has vetoed legislation that would have allowed workers' compensation benefits for Georgia firefighters who contract cancer if medical evidence shows that the disease was caused from workplace exposure.
House Bill 216 by Rep. Micah Gravley, R-Douglasville, would have created an exception to that general prohibition for cancer contracted by firefighters, although claimants would still have to prove their claims with a preponderance of evidence.Continue Reading