SB 601 Modifies the law relating to occupational diseases under workers' compensation
Sponsor: Chappelle-Nadal
LR Number: 4056S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Small Business, Insurance and Industry
Last Action: 1/7/2016 - Second Read and Referred S Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee Journal Page: S85
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016

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SB 601 - Under this act, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is included as an occupational disease for purposes of workers' compensation laws. In the case of firefighters and emergency medical technicians that have been diagnosed with PTSD, there is a rebuttable presumption that his or her occupational exposure was the prevailing factor in causing both the resulting medical condition and disability.