assembly Bill A11294

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to benefits for police officers, firefighters, and other emergency personnel diagnosed with PTSD

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Jul 25, 2018 referred to labor

A11294 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §10, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A1979
2021-2022: A4939

A11294 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to benefits for police officers, firefighters, and other emergency personnel diagnosed with PTSD by making their injury compensable if it cannot be shown, by a preponderance of evidence, that the PTSD was caused by factors unrelated to their occupation.

A11294 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  11294

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              July 25, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Ortiz) --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation  to  benefits
  for police officers, firefighters, and other emergency personnel diag-
  nosed with PTSD

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 10 of  the  workers'  compensation
law is amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows:
  (C) WHERE A POLICE OFFICER, FIREFIGHTER, EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN,
PARAMEDIC,  EMERGENCY  DISPATCHER  OR  OTHER PERSON CERTIFIED TO PROVIDE
MEDICAL CARE IN EMERGENCIES IS DIAGNOSED BY A PSYCHIATRIST  OR  PSYCHOL-
OGIST  TO  HAVE  POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER, IT SHALL BE PRESUMED TO
HAVE BEEN INCURRED DURING SERVICE IN THE  LINE  OF  DUTY  AND  SHALL  BE
COMPENSABLE,  UNLESS IT IS SHOWN BY A PREPONDERANCE OF THE EVIDENCE THAT
THE POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER WAS  CAUSED  BY  NONSERVICE-CONNECTED
RISK FACTORS OR NONSERVICE-CONNECTED EXPOSURE.  SUCH PERSON WHO IS DIAG-
NOSED WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER WITHIN THREE YEARS OF THE LAST
ACTIVE  DATE  OF  EMPLOYMENT AS A POLICE OFFICER, FIREFIGHTER, EMERGENCY
MEDICAL TECHNICIAN, PARAMEDIC,  EMERGENCY  DISPATCHER  OR  OTHER  PERSON
CERTIFIED  TO  PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE IN EMERGENCIES SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR
BENEFITS UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD16416-01-8