Virginia Medical Treatment laws & HR compliance analysis

Virginia 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. Virginia has its own occupational safety and health plan that mirrors the requirements of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The OSH 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. Employers are responsible for making decisions about the details of emergency medical care in their workplaces, depending on the size of the business, the kinds of hazards present, the history of accidents, and the costs of various options (29 CFR 1910.151).
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Under Virginia'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. There is more information.
Some states have laws that require private employers to grant employees time off for serious illness, the birth or adoption of a child, or to care for a family member with a serious illness, but Virginia does not have such a law. Virginia employers with 50 or more employees are covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The law allows eligible employees to take up to 12 ...

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