SB 708
Modifies provisions relating to occupational diseases contracted by certain first responders
Sponsor:
LR Number:
3411S.02I
Last Action:
1/10/2022 - Second Read and Referred S Insurance and Banking Committee
Journal Page:
S90
Title:
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2022

Current Bill Summary

SB 708 - This act provides that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosed in any person who is a firefighter, police officer, emergency medical technician, emergency medical dispatcher or other first responder shall be presumed as an occupational disease resulting from employment if:

· The person has completed at least 5 years of employment; and

· The person was examined by a medical professional upon commencing employment and the examination failed to reveal any evidence of PTSD.

Denial of a claim under this act shall be on the basis of clear and convincing medical evidence that the cause of the PTSD is unrelated to the person's employment as a firefighter, police officer, emergency medical technician, emergency medical dispatcher, or other first responder.

This act is similar to SB 545 (2020).

SCOTT SVAGERA

Amendments

No Amendments Found.