California Medical Treatment laws & HR compliance analysis

California Medical Treatment: What you need to know

There are no state laws requiring employers to have a dispensary at the worksite or to keep a doctor or nurse on call to treat workplace injuries. However, the California Occupational Safety and Health Act (CA Code Regs. Tit. 8 Sec. 3400), modeled after the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, requires every employer to ensure that medical personnel are readily available for advice and consultation and that when an infirmary, clinic, or hospital is not within close proximity to the workplace, there is an individual (or individuals) who is adequately trained to administer first aid. Additional information about emergency medical treatment related to first aid is available.
A description of the basic elements of an effective medical treatment program and other information is also available.
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In cases of exposure to harmful chemicals, there may be substance-specific measures beyond routine first aid that are recommended to counteract the effects of exposure. These can be found on the material safety data sheets that employers are required to keep on file to satisfy state and federal hazard communication standards, commonly referred to as “worker right-to-know” laws.
Under California's workers' compensation laws, employers have an obligation to arrange for the treatment of people who are injured on the job and to purchase insurance to pay the expenses of such treatment. State regulations prescribe other employee rights to medical treatment.
The state has extensive medical leave protections for both public and private employers. These protections are contained in the California Family Rights Act, which requires ...

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