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§ 110.108. Employer Notice Regarding Work-Related Exposure to Communicable Disease/HIV: Posting Requirements; Payment for Tests

(a) Each employer covered by workers’ compensation insurance, including state and political subdivision employers, which employ emergency medical service employees, paramedics, fire fighters, law enforcement officers or correctional officers must post the notice contained in subsection (d) of this section, in its workplace to inform employees about Health and Safety Code requirements which may affect qualifying for workers’ compensation benefits following a work-related exposure to a reportable communicable disease. The notice shall be posted in the personnel office, if the employer has a personnel office, and in the workplace where employees are likely to read the notice on a regular basis. Specific guidance for employers and employees covered by this subsection is found in §122.3 of this title (relating to Exposure to Communicable Diseases: Reporting and Testing Requirements for Emergency Responders).

(b) Each state agency must post the notice contained in subsection (d) of this section, in its workplace to inform employees about requirements which may affect qualifying for workers’ compensation benefits following a work-related exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The notice shall be posted in the personnel office and in the workplace where employees are likely to read the notice on a regular basis. Specific guidance for state employers and employees covered by this subsection is found in §122.4 of this title (relating to State Employees: Exposed to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): Reporting and Testing Requirements).

(c) The cost of testing for exposure to a reportable communicable disease for emergency medical service employees, paramedics, fire fighters, law enforcement officers and correctional officers shall be paid by the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier, including state and political subdivision employers.

(d) The following notice shall be printed with a title in at least 15 point bold type and the text in at least 14 point normal type, in English and Spanish or in English and any other language common to the employer’s affected employee population. The text of the notice shall be as follows without any additional words or changes:

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The provisions of this §110.108 adopted to be effective October 15, 1997, 22 TexReg 9678; amended to be effective December 14, 2015, 40 TexReg 8899.

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