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Committee Approves PTSD Presumption, MPN Bills

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 2046 | 1 | 75 min read

The Assembly Insurance Committee on Wednesday approved a bill creating a presumption that post-traumatic stress disorder is a compensable injury for California police and firefighters, and a bill imposing numerous changes relating to medical provider networks. The committee voted 12-0 to pass Senate Bill 537, which author Sen. Gerald Hill, D-San Mateo, said seeks to reduce medical disputes and increase transparency with regard to how provider networks operate. The committee also voted 10-0 to pass Senate Bill 542, by Sen. Henry Stern, D-Canoga Park, which would create the PTSD pres...

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