PTSD Bill Passes

June 3, 2019

The House of Representatives unanimously passed an important bill that has been six years in the making.

SB 164, AN ACT INCLUDING CERTAIN MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL IMPAIRMENTS WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF "PERSONAL INJURY" UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION STATUTES, will expand workers compensation coverage in certain situations that result in mental or emotional impairment. The bill will now go to the Governor's desk since it has already been approved by the Senate.

Our next focus is to protect our EMS persons and individuals in other high-trauma fields. We must recognize that this is a positive step, but we cannot stop working till we get coverage for all our first responders and public safety personnel.