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Published on Friday, March 3, 2017

Bill allowing stress-related occupational diseases for police and firefighters moving in the House

HB 1655 would exempt police officers and firefighters from current prohibitions against claiming stress-related mental conditions as occupational diseases. The bill would create a possible PTSD disability claim for members of the Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters Plan 2 pension system. AWC does not support this bill as it unreasonably carves out a class of employee and worsens cities’ exorbitantly increasing workers’ compensation rates.

Categories: Personnel