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44-566. Workers compensation fund to facilitate employment of handicapped workers; definitions. For the purposes of the workmen's compensation act, the following terms are defined as follows:

(a) "Member of the body" means an eye, arm, hand, leg or foot.

(b) "Handicapped employee" means one afflicted with or subject to any physical or mental impairment, or both, whether congenital or due to an injury or disease of such character the impairment constitutes a handicap in obtaining employment or would constitute a handicap in obtaining reemployment if the employee should become unemployed and the handicap is due to any of the following diseases or conditions:

1. Epilepsy;

2. Diabetes;

3. Cardiac disease;

4. Arthritis;

5. Amputated foot, leg, arm or hand;

6. Loss of sight of one or both eyes or a partial loss of vision of more than 75% bilaterally;

7. Residual disability from poliomyelitis;

8. Cerebral palsy;

9. Multiple sclerosis;

10. Parkinson's disease;

11. Cerebral vascular accident;

12. Tuberculosis;

13. Silicosis or asbestosis;

14. Psychoneurotic or mental disease or disorder established by medical opinion or diagnosis;

15. Loss of or partial loss of the use of any member of the body;

16. Any physical deformity or abnormality;

17. Any other physical impairment, disorder or disease, physical or mental, which is established as constituting a handicap in obtaining or in retaining employment.

History: L. 1945, ch. 221, § 1; L. 1961, ch. 243, § 8; L. 1974, ch. 203, § 45; L. 1982, ch. 213, § 5; July 1.

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