assembly Bill A4939

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
Feb 09, 2021 referred to labor

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A4939 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4234
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §10, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A11294
2019-2020: A1979, S5292

A4939 (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.

A4939 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4939
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 9, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  O'DONNELL  --  read once and referred to the
   Committee on Labor
 
 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.
                                                            LBD08568-01-1