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San Bernardino Survivors Would Have to Repay Federal Funds Used for Treatment

By Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)

Monday, April 17, 2017 | 1783 | 3 | 29 min read

Survivors of the December 2015 terrorist shooting in San Bernardino who tap into the $4 million the Department of Justice last year allocated to provide mental health treatment, crisis counseling and other services could be forced to repay that money out of their workers’ compensation awards. Alan Gurvey The California Victim Compensation Board is charged with distributing the money U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-San Bernardino, secured in December 2016. Last month, the board sent a letter to survivors of the attack saying that it can provide assistance with medical and mental health expe...

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Gary Tobia Apr 17, 2017 05:00 AM

Hmm interesting, be a victim of a violent criminal act by some nut case then be another victim of the system. Something is wrong with this picture

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Elizabeth Howe Apr 17, 2017 09:36 AM

Predict that the County will end up paying the reimbursement. its just like MediCal and Medicare and Group Medical...They're not supposed to be for WC, but everyone uses them, and the employer ends up negotiating, and reimbursing, with the Employee paying nothing.

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Geraldine Ly Apr 20, 2017 05:44 PM

Even after the PQME in five of my clients' cases have diagnosed them with severe PTSD, SB County continues to deny counseling, therapy, and medication to the victims of the SB shooting. To use a legal term, WTF?? WHAT DOES A SHOOTING VICTIM OF A TERRORIST ATTACK INJURED AT WORK HAVE TO DO TO GET HIS/HER EMPLOYER TO PROVIDE COUNSELING, THERAPY, AND MEDICATION??????????

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