Louisiana Medical Treatment laws & HR compliance analysis

Louisiana 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 Louisiana workplace safety and health in private sector workplaces, requires every private sector 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. The OSH Act does not cover public sector (government agencies) workplaces. Employers are responsible for making decisions about the details of emergency medical care in their workplaces depending on the size, the kinds of hazards present, the history of accidents, and the costs of various options (29 CFR 1910.151).
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Under Louisiana's workers' compensation laws, employers must provide whatever treatment is necessary for workers injured on the job, including medical, surgical, nursing, and hospital services. Workers' compensation pays the costs of treatment without limitation.
Louisiana does not have a comprehensive statute providing family and medical leave protections. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), covering employers with 50 or more employees, is the primary law governing family leave in the state. The law allows eligible employees to take up to 12 workweeks for leave, during any 12-month period, ...

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