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Senate Spikes PTSD Presumption for EMTs, Law Enforcement

Friday, February 21, 2020 | 289 | 0 | 9 min read

The New Mexico Senate sacked legislation that would have created a rebuttable presumption that post-traumatic stress disorder is an occupational condition for law enforcement officers and emergency medical technicians. The Senate on Wednesday amended House Bill 6 to eliminate language that would have added a new statute containing the PTSD presumption. As introduced by Rep. Marian Matthews, D-Albuquerque, the presumption in HB 6 would have applied to workers who were not diagnosed with PTSD during an initial employment exam, and allowed the presumption to be rebutted by a preponderance o...

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