Update: Significant workers’ compensation legislation impacting public safety officers

10/08/2020

July 1, 2020, brought significant legislative changes to the heart/hypertension and cancer presumption statutes for public safety officers, as well as  new post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) legislation for firefighters, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and law enforcement officers. The Virginia …

Fall 2020 Gold Star List

10/07/2020

Each quarter, the Virginia Risk Sharing Association (VRSA) publishes the Gold Star List. The list recognizes members that have had workers’ compensation claims during the previous quarter and reported them within three days of injury. Late reporting is a major …

2020 legislative update

7/09/2020

By VRSA Managing Director Steve Craig The 2020 General Assembly session resulted in a number of changes to Virginia law of interest to local political subdivisions from a risk management standpoint. The changes are effective July 1 unless otherwise noted. …