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Committee Blocks Bill to Allow Mental-Mental Claims by First Responders

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 265 | 0 | 46 min read

New Hampshire state lawmakers aren’t ready to make first responders eligible for benefits for mental injuries such as PTSD. Sen. Martha Hennessey The Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday voted to withhold its support for Senate Bill 553, an action that essentially blocks any further action on the legislation until next year.  SB 553, by Sen. Martha Hennessey, D-Hanover, would make firefighters, police officers and rescue or ambulance workers eligible for workers’ comp benefits if they are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder within three years of the last active ...

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