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S 0429 - Modifies the requirements of workers' compensation to include mental illness

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Paul Thurmond
Last Action: 5/31/2016 - Senate - Recommitted to Committee on Judiciary
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

04.28.2015 The Senate Judiciary Committee gave this bill a favorable report as amended by the subcommittee. There was also a minority report placed on the bill.
04.23.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee gave this bill a favorable report with an amendment. The amendment limits the workers’ compensation expansion to first responders directly involved in the incident in the course of their employment where that incident results in medically diagnosed PTSD.
04.15.2015 A Senate Judiciary subcommittee carried this bill over.
Summary of the bill as introduced: Modifies the definitions of injury and personal injury in workers' compensation to add mental illness to related conditions that may be compensable if resulting from a significant traumatic experience.

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S 0429 General Bill, By Thurmond, Rankin, Malloy, McElveen, Shealy, Davis, Hembree, Johnson, Coleman, Setzler, Kimpson, Sheheen, Campsen, Allen and Cleary
Similar (H 3699)
Summary: Worker's compensation
    A BILL TO AMEND SECTION 42-1-160, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE DEFINITIONS OF "INJURY" AND "PERSONAL INJURY" IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION, SO AS TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION OF "FIRST RESPONDER" AND TO MODIFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUCH AN EMPLOYEE SEEKING WORKERS' COMPENSATION FOR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY STRESS, MENTAL INJURY, OR MENTAL ILLNESS, AND TO ADD MENTAL ILLNESS TO RELATED CONDITIONS THAT MAY BE COMPENSABLE IF RESULTING FROM A SIGNIFICANT TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE.
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02/05/15Senate Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 8)
02/05/15Senate Referred to Committee on Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 8)
02/27/15Senate Referred to Subcommittee: Gregory (ch), Bright, Coleman, Turner, Kimpson
04/29/15Senate Committee report: Majority favorable with amend., minority unfavorable Judiciary (Senate Journal-page 23)
04/30/15 Scrivener's error corrected
05/31/16Senate Recommitted to Committee on Judiciary



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