Category: Health Care

SB 59 (2019)

House/Senate Bill: Senate

Description: Adds post-traumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder to the definition of injury for the purposes of workers' compensation, adds emergency communication dispatcher to the definition of "emergency response/public safety worker," and establishes a commission to study the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder in first responders and whether such disorder should be covered under workers' compensation.

Bill Sponsor: Regina Birdsell

Bill Co Sponsor: Click the "Link to Full Bill" for information

Next Hearing Date: Wed, 04/10/2019

Next Voting Date: Thu, 05/30/2019

Bill Status

Passed House and Senate
Passed House Committee: Yes
Passed House: Yes
Passed Senate Committee: Yes
Passed Senate: Yes
Signed by Governor: No

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