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251.053 OFFICERS ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL; PAYMENTS.
If upon the evidence mentioned in section 251.052, the Workers' Compensation Division
finds that a police officer is suffering from tuberculosis contracted by contact with persons
suffering from tuberculosis while the police officer was working within the scope of the officer's
employment, it shall require the police officer to seek the services of a physician or a medical
care facility. There shall be paid to the physician or facility where the employee may be received
the same fee for the maintenance and care of the employee as is received by the facility for the
maintenance and care of a nonresident patient, and the fees shall be paid by the state, county or
city in whose employment the police officer was hired and working at the time the police officer
contracted the tuberculosis. The police officer shall receive full hospital care and medical care
without cost for the duration of the infection of tuberculosis or any recurrence thereof or any
disability resulting therefrom. Further, the Workers' Compensation Division shall order payment
to the police officer by the state, county or city concerned, of the compensation provided for under
the general provisions of the workers' compensation law, including benefits to dependents as
defined by the workers' compensation law, if the police officer dies from the effects of the disease
of tuberculosis and if the tuberculosis was the primary infection and the authentic cause of death.
History: 1955 c 340 s 3; 1957 c 287 s 3; Ex1967 c 1 s 6; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1973 c
388 s 169; 1975 c 359 s 23; 1980 c 357 s 19