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Senate Approves PTSD Bill, but Wording Raises Questions

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 371 | 0 | 56 min read

Three worker-friendly comp bills moved a big step closer to becoming laws this week when they were endorsed by separate chambers in the Virginia legislature. The state Senate on Monday approved Senate Bill 561, sponsored by Sen. Jill Vogel, R-Upperville, by a vote of 37-2. The bill would make it easier for some first responders to be compensated for post-traumatic stress disorder. And the lower chamber, the Assembly, on Tuesday passed House Bill 46, which would tighten notification requirements when employers deny a claim. Another bill, HB 617, would require a study of whether repetitive mot...

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