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Analysis: PTSD Presumption Bill Could Create 'Extensive' Liability

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | 324 | 0 | 0 min read

A bill that would create a presumption that post-traumatic stress syndrome suffered by public safety workers is a compensable workplace injury could create “extensive” potential liability to the state and local governments, according to an analysis by the state finance office. Assembly Bill 434, by Rep. Andre Jacque, R-DePere, and 14 co-authors would create a presumption that any firefighter, emergency services medical practitioner or police officer who is diagnosed with PTSD suffers a compensable injury. Under current law, to receive compensation for mental injuries, workers have...

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