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Governor Signs First-Responder PTSD Bill

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | 440 | 0 | 71 min read

Gov. John Bel Edwards enacted legislation adding his state to the list of jurisdictions where post-traumatic stress disorder is presumed to be a compensable condition for many first responders. The Democratic governor on June 5 signed Senate Bill 107, by Sen. Ryan Gatti, R-Bossier City, that presumes post-traumatic stress disorder is compensable for local and state police, paid and volunteer firefighters, and emergency medical service personnel. An earlier version of the bill would have also included sheriffs and deputies, but both categories of law enforcement officers are already covered b...

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