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Gov. Enacts PTSD Fund Bill

Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 79 | 0 | 20 min read

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law a measure creating a fund to pay for benefits when public safety officers are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. DeWine announced on Saturday that he signed HB 308, by Rep. Thomas F. Patton, R-Strongsville. The bill creates the Post-Traumatic Stress Fund in the state treasury and specifies that it will provide indemnity and medical benefits for public safety officers diagnosed with PTSD without an accompanying compensable physical injury. HB 308 did not earmark any funding for the new program. Instead, it requires the Board of...

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