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First Responder PTSD Bill Sparks Tiff Between State's CFO, League of Cities

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 406 | 0 | 28 min read

The Florida League of Cities on Monday withdrew its opposition to legislation that would provide wage-replacement benefits to first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, even if the PTSD is not accompanied by a physical injury. Jimmy Patronis The league’s change in position follows amendments to House Bill 227 — and a lambasting by Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis. Patronis, who also serves as the state fire marshal, said in a news release on Monday that the league’s attempt to derail the legislation was “disgraceful.” Patro...

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