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First Responders Find Traction in Continued Push to Expand Presumption

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 457 | 0 | 2 min read

First responders in Arizona found traction with their latest effort to expand the presumption that some of their work-related injuries include post-traumatic stress disorder. The House of Representatives on Feb. 20 voted 57-2 to pass HB 2501, by Rep. Paul Boyer, R-Phoenix, which would declare that first responders who witness a death, the use of deadly force or other specific acts are presumed to have suffered a compensable mental health injury. Police, firefighters and emergency medical technicians would be required to have received or be receiving licensed counseling for the claim to ...

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