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Bill Would Allow PTSD Claims by 911 Dispatchers

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 166 | 0 | 23 min read

Emergency dispatchers in Washington state would be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder caused by cumulative exposure to traumatic events, under a bill scheduled for a committee hearing Thursday. Members of the House of Representatives Labor and Workplace Standards Committee will also debate a measure that would require the Department of Labor and Industries to establish best practices for reducing musculoskeletal injuries among health care workers. House Bill 2758, by Rep. Chris Corry, R-Yakima, would allow 911 dispatchers to file PTSD clai...

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