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Governor Signs PTSD Bill

Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 81 | 0 | 62 min read

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed a bill making post-traumatic stress disorder a compensable condition for first responders even without a physical injury. Workers’ compensation laws in Idaho recognize PTSD claims only if there is an accompanying physical injury. That will change in July for claims filed by police, firefighters, emergency medical service providers and dispatchers, under SB 1028. The bill, by Sen. Dan Johnson, R-Lewiston, declares post-traumatic stress disorder a compensable condition for first responders who have clear and convincing evidence that it was caused by an event...

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