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Revised PTSD Rules Miss Point on Trauma, First Responders Say

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 179 | 0 | 22 min read

  The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation has revised its proposed rule on what types of traumatic scenes may qualify a first responder for wage benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder. Insurers may be satisfied with the simplified language, but police and firefighter advocates argue that it’s unwise to try to codify the stress points of the human psyche. “To itemize the things that a police officer might encounter that could lead to such (mental) injury is, in my opinion, a fool’s errand,” Sam Cabral, president of the International Union of...

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