Chapter 152 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 7G the following section:
Section 7H: In any claim for compensation where the employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19, it shall be prima facie evidence that (i) the employee was performing his or her regular duties at the time of contracting COVID-19; (ii) the claim comes within the provisions of this chapter; and (iii) sufficient notice of the injury has been given. This section shall apply to health-care employees and non-medical employees at hospitals, chronic disease rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, rest homes, community health centers, psychiatric hospitals, out-patient health care facilities, health-care employees working in prisons and correctional facilities, at-home certified nursing assistants, at-home personal care assistants, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics.
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