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S 0164 - Modifies the requirement of first responder seeking workers' compensation

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Gerald Malloy (D)
Last Action: 1/10/2017 - Referred to Committee on Judiciary
Senate Committee: Judy
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Provides a definition for emergency responder and modifies the requirement of a first responder seeking workers' compensation for personal injury caused by PTSD from the first responder's direct involvement in a significant traumatic experience.

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S 0164 General Bill, By Malloy
Similar (S 0174, H 3374, H 3523)
Summary: Worker's compensation
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 42-1-160 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE DEFINITIONS OF "INJURY" AND "PERSONAL INJURY" IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION, TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION FOR "FIRST RESPONDER" AND TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUCH AN EMPLOYEE SEEKING WORKERS' COMPENSATION FOR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER ARISING FROM THE FIRST RESPONDER'S DIRECT INVOLVEMENT IN A SIGNIFICANT TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE.
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12/13/16Senate Prefiled
12/13/16Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary
01/10/17Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 88)
01/10/17Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 88)



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