(A) For purposes of this section, "learn to earn program" has the same meaning as in section 4141.293 of the Revised Code.
(B) Solely for the purpose of providing compensation and benefits as set forth in this section, a participant in a learn to earn program is an employee of the department, and not an employee of the entity conducting the training.
(C) A learn to earn program participant who suffers an injury or contracts an occupational disease in the course of and arising out of participation in the learn to earn program is entitled to compensation and benefits under this chapter.
(1) This chapter is the exclusive remedy for a learn to earn program participant or the participant's dependents resulting from the participant's injury or occupational disease received in the course of and arising out of the participant's participation in the program. Pursuant to section 4123.74 of the Revised Code, neither the department nor the designated worksite training provider shall be liable to respond in damages at common law or by statute for any injury, occupational disease, or bodily condition suffered or contracted by a participant in the course of or arising out of participation in the program.
(2) Notwithstanding division (D)(1) of this section, a participant or the participant's dependents do not waive any cause of action for an intentional tort under section 2745.01 of the Revised Code against the department or the designated worksite training provider.
(E) The department may include a learn to earn program participant in its department workers' compensation coverage, or may establish a separate workers' compensation coverage policy with the bureau of workers' compensation upon the terms and conditions for insurance to be established by the bureau consistent with insurance principles, as is equitable in the view of degree and hazard.
Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.128,SB 316, §101.01, eff. 9/24/2012.
Effective Date: 07-01-1985