Whenever the head of any state, county or city police department learns that any police officer employed by such department whose duties bring or did bring the employee in contact with any person suffering from tuberculosis while said police officer was in discharge of duties within the scope of employment, has contracted or become ill from tuberculosis while employed in such department, such head of the police department shall report such illness to the workers' compensation division. Copies of such report shall be sent to the commissioner of the Department of Human Services if a state police officer, to the county board if a county police officer, and to the governing body of the city if a municipal officer. The commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry, upon receiving such report shall mail to the head of the department blank forms to be filled out by such employee claiming the medical and sanitarium treatment and compensation hereinafter provided for. The commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry shall thereupon set the claim on for hearing and determination in the same manner as claims of other public employees under the workers' compensation law are heard and determined.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes