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Bill Drops Conditions for PTSD Compensability for First Responders

By J. Todd Foster (Reporter)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 619 | 0 | 52 min read

A parade of tearful first responders, spouses and survivors who were prepared to testify against a PTSD presumption bill reversed course Tuesday after the sponsoring senator dropped a set of qualifying conditions. Senate Bill 376, as amended, passed the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee unanimously. The measure would compensate first responders for lost wages for mental injuries without a corresponding physical injuries, commonly called "mental-mental" claims. Bill sponsor Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, and other committee members met Monday evening with the first r...

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