senate Bill S5292A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to labor
May 13, 2019 print number 5292a
May 13, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to labor
Apr 23, 2019 referred to labor

S5292 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1979
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §10, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A11294
2021-2022: S4234, A4939

S5292 - Summary

Relates to benefits for police officers, correction 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.

S5292 - Sponsor Memo

S5292 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5292

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed 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.
                                                           LBD06188-01-9

Co-Sponsors

S5292A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1979
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §10, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A11294
2021-2022: S4234, A4939

S5292A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to benefits for police officers, correction 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.

S5292A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5292A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5292--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Labor -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation  to  benefits
  for  police  officers,  correction  officers,  firefighters, and other
  emergency personnel diagnosed 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, CORRECTION OFFICER, FIREFIGHTER, EMERGENCY
MEDICAL TECHNICIAN, PARAMEDIC,  EMERGENCY  DISPATCHER  OR  OTHER  PERSON
CERTIFIED  TO  PROVIDE  MEDICAL  CARE  IN  EMERGENCIES IS DIAGNOSED BY A
PSYCHIATRIST OR PSYCHOLOGIST 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 DIAGNOSED WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER WITHIN
THREE YEARS OF THE LAST ACTIVE DATE OF EMPLOYMENT AS A  POLICE  OFFICER,
CORRECTION  OFFICER, FIREFIGHTER, EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN, PARAMED-
IC, EMERGENCY DISPATCHER OR OTHER PERSON CERTIFIED  TO  PROVIDE  MEDICAL
CARE  IN  EMERGENCIES SHALL BE ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS UNDER THIS SUBDIVI-
SION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06188-03-9

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