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Catastrophic Illness, Legal Definition?

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  • Catastrophic Illness, Legal Definition?

    Can anyone tell me if there is an accepted legal definition of the phrase "catastrophic Illness"? The phrase appears in a number of collective bargaining agreements with which I'm working, and I'm wondering if there's any reason to believe that a definition other than the common "severe illness requiring prolonged hospitalization or recovery; usually involves high costs for hospitals and doctors and medicines" would prevail.

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    You'd have to ask your union steward what it is understood to mean in the context of your CBA.
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