Tag: first responder

January 13, 2024
PTSD Presumptions Could See More Action in 2024

As legislative sessions open, several states have continued to introduce PTSD bills.

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October 16, 2023
California Enacts Skin Cancer Presumptions for First Responder and Other Occupations

This law also includes lifeguards, and certain employees in the Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Parks and Recreation.

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September 18, 2023
Connecticut Enacts Cancer Presumption for Firefighters

Enacted as part of the state’s budget bill, this new regulation comes with stipulations and exclusions.

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August 21, 2023
Missouri Enacts PTSD Presumption for First Responders

The national trend continues, in this case with qualifying events and the inclusion of 911 dispatchers.

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February 17, 2023
PTSD Legislation to Make Waves in 2023

Several states have submitted bills to expand presumptions for first responders.

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March 25, 2022
First Responder PTSD Bills Return to the Forefront

After a drop in activity due to the pandemic, five states are now considering legislation.

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May 6, 2019
Growing Trend: Expanding Cancer Coverage for Firefighters

Florida enacted a law to cover 21 different cancers, while other states like Montana, Maryland, and Virginia have recently passed similar laws.

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February 4, 2019
PTSD Coverage: More States Draft Legislation

Kentucky, Connecticut, Idaho, and West Virginia proposed bills to make PTSD compensable for first responders.

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January 8, 2019
What’s Ahead for 2019 Workers’ Comp Regulations

As 2018’s legislative trends continue to spill into 2019, what big initiatives might impact workers’ comp this year?

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