Kansas Medical Treatment laws & HR compliance analysis

Kansas 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 federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), which governs Kansas workplace safety and health, 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. According to OSHA, for areas where accidents resulting in suffocation, severe bleeding, or other life-threatening or permanently disabling injury or illness can be expected, "close proximity" means a 3- to 4-minute response time (from time of injury to time of administering medical treatment or first aid). In other circumstances, such as where a life-threatening or permanently disabling injury is an unlikely outcome of an accident, a longer response time, such as 15 minutes, is acceptable.
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An explanation of federal requirements and a description of an effective workplace medical program is available.
Under Kansas's workers' compensation laws, employers must provide whatever treatment is necessary, including medical, surgical, nursing, and hospital services, for workers injured on the job. Workers' compensation pays the costs of treatment without limitation.
If an employee is injured on the job, the employee is entitled to all medical treatment that may be needed to cure or relieve the effects of the injury. The employer has the right to choose the treating physician. If the employee seeks treatment from a ...

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