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(a) "Asbestosis" means any pathology, whether or not combined with preexisting pathology, which results in disability or need for medical treatment from inhalation of asbestos fibers.

(b) "Asbestos worker" means any person whose occupation subjected him or her to an exposure to asbestos fibers.

(c) "Asbestos workers' benefits" means temporary total disability benefits, permanent total disability benefits, death benefits, and medical benefits.

(d) "Dependents" means, and is limited to, a surviving spouse who at the time of injury was dependent on the deceased asbestos worker for half or more of his or her support, and minor children of the deceased asbestos worker.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1077, Sec. 1.5.)