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Kara Mace, Deputy Commissioner, Legal Services announced this month that suspension of Government Code sections 607.002(1) and (2) implemented on March 30, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been lifted effective December 21, 2022. Section 607.002 relates to reimbursement for disease prevention.  

Section 607.002 provides that a public safety employee who is exposed to a contagious disease is entitled to reimbursement from the employing governmental agency for reasonable medical expenses incurred in treatment for the prevention of the disease if (1) the disease is not an ordinary disease of life as that term is used in the context of a workers’ compensation claim; and (2) the exposure to the disease occurs during the course of the employment.

Governor Abbott suspended §§607.002 (1) and (2) to ensure that public safety employees who were likely to have been exposed to COVID-19 while in the course and scope of their employment were entitled to reimbursement from their employer for reasonable medical expenses related to such exposure. 

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