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State Lawmakers Consider Bill to Provide Benefits for PTSD to First Responders

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 0

North Dakota state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would provide workers' compensation coverage to first responders suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, in addition to other bills that would make changes to the state's monopoly workers' compensation program. House Bill 1317 by Rep. Amerman, D-Forman, would both provide workers' comp benefits to full-time paid firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel who have been diagnosed with PTSD stemming from an event that occurred on the job. State Sen. George Sinner, D-Fargo, has in...

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