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House Approves PTSD Presumption for EMTs, Law Enforcement

Friday, February 14, 2020 | 156 | 0 | 19 min read

The New Mexico House of Representatives approved a bill that would create a rebuttable presumption that post-traumatic stress disorder is proximately caused by employment as a law enforcement officer or emergency medical technician. The House on Monday voted 59-9 to pass HB 6, by Rep. Marian Matthews, D-Albuquerque. The bill would create the presumption that PTSD arose from employment for EMTs and law enforcement workers who were not diagnosed with the condition during an initial employment medical exam. The presumption could be rebutted by a preponderance of the evidence showing the worker ...

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