Workers' Compensation Benefits for First Responders/Mental or Nervous Injury (Oppose – Unfunded Mandate)

Workers' Compensation Benefits for First Responders/Mental or Nervous Injury (Oppose – Unfunded Mandate)

HB 227 (Willhite) and SB 376 (Book) provide that a mental or nervous injury suffered by a law enforcement officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician or paramedic is compensable under the workers’ compensation law if the mental or nervous injury was shown to meet the criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder. 

SB 126 (Torres) and HB 629 (Asencio) provide that a mental or nervous injury suffered by a law enforcement officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician or paramedic is compensable under the workers’ compensation law if the mental or nervous injury was demonstrated by a preponderance of the evidence. (Cruz)