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House Passes Bill to Cover First Responder PTSD Claims

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 0

The South Carolina House of Representatives passed a bill that would make it easier for first responders to file claims for post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental injuries. The House voted 95-19 to pass HB 3939, by Rep. Tommy Pope, R-York, on April 28. South Carolina covers mental injuries unaccompanied by a physical injury only when the worker establishes that the condition causing the stress was extraordinary and unusual. HB 3939 would declare that the requirement that stressors be unusual or extraordinary does not apply to first responders diagnosed with PTSD and other condition...

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