Washington State remains in a Public Health Emergency. We do not know when this will be lifted. With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise working in health care remains a risk for contracting COVID-19. Presumptive Law RCW 51.32.185 offers protection from having to use your sick leave and PTO. It is important that you file an L&I claim. Payment begins from your first day of symptoms. Please review the fact sheet.
Presumptive Eligibility for Health Care Workers During a Public Health Emergency
New Information Provided by L&I:
Reclaiming PTO from the employer, once workers’ compensation is approved, is the employee’s responsibility.
If you have any difficulties in filing, please contact Travis Elmore Nelson, WSNA Nurse Representative, firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-575-7979 ext. 3117.
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If you find yourself in a situation that you believe creates unsafe conditions for patients or for you, you should complete a Staffing Complaint / ADO Form as soon as possible.
By completing the form, you will help make the problem known to management, creating an opportunity for the problem to be addressed. Additionally, you will be documenting the facts, which may be helpful to you later if there is a negative outcome.
WSNA also uses your ADO forms to track the problems occurring in your facility. When you and your coworkers take the important step of filling out an ADO form, you are helping to identify whether there is a pattern of unsafe conditions for you or your patients at your facilities. This information is used by your conference committee, staffing committee, and WSNA labor staff to improve your working conditions.
If called into a meeting with management, read the following to management when the meeting begins:
If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.