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House Sends PTSD Bill to Governor

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 293 | 0 | 29 min read

The Florida House of Representatives on Monday gave final approval to a bill that would allow first responders to claim post-traumatic stress disorder as a compensable condition for workers’ compensation. Jimmy Patronis After more than a week of impassioned pleas from first responders’ families and some state officials, the Senate approved SB 376 unanimously on Saturday, and the House voted 114-0 to approve the bill on Monday. State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis applauded lawmakers for passing the bill. “From day one this has been a life-or-death issue. Ou...

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