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Bill Detail: SB20-026

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Title Workers' Compensation For Audible Psychological Trauma
Status Governor Signed (06/29/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Labor & Employment
House Sponsors J. Singer (D)
T. Exum Sr. (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
J. Cooke (R)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 01/08/2020

The Legislative Oversight Committee Concerning the
Treatment of Persons with Mental Health Disorders in the Criminal
and Juvenile Justice Systems.
The bill states that, for the purpose of
determining eligibility for workers' compensation benefits, a
psychologically traumatic event includes an event that is within a
worker's usual experience when the worker is diagnosed with
post-traumatic stress disorder by a licensed psychiatrist or psychologist
  • The worker is subjected to visual or audible exposure to the
death, or the immediate aftermath of the death, of one or
more people as the result of a violent event; or
  • The worker repeatedly is subjected to visual or audible
exposure to the serious bodily injury, or the immediate
aftermath of the serious bodily injury, of one or more
people as the result of the intentional act of another person
or an accident.

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