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H.B. 23 Enrolled
Brent H. GoodfellowPeggy Wallace
This bill modifies the Utah Workforce Services Code in relation to customers who are
directed to participate in work experience or training programs funded by the
Department of Workforce Services.
. provides that a customer who participates in a work experience or training program
funded by the Department of Workforce Services is considered to be a volunteer
government worker of the department for the purpose of receiving workers'
compensation medical benefits; and
. provides that receipt of those benefits is the exclusive remedy for all injuries and
occupational diseases incurred as a volunteer government worker of the department.
Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
Other Special Clauses:
Utah Code Sections Affected:
35A-1-108, Utah Code Annotated 1953
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 35A-1-108 is enacted to read:
35A-1-108. Participants in work experience or training programs funded by the
department -- Status -- Receipt of workers' compensation medical benefits.
(1) A customer who is directed to participate in a work experience or training program
funded by the department is considered to be a volunteer government worker of the department,
as provided in Title 67, Chapter 20, Volunteer Government Workers Act, solely for the purpose
of receiving workers' compensation medical benefits.
(2) Receipt of medical benefits by a customer under Subsection (1) is the exclusive
remedy against the agency and the cooperating employer for all injuries and occupational
diseases as provided under Title 34A, Chapter 2, Workers' Compensation Act, and Chapter 3,
Utah Occupational Disease Act.
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