Tennessee Lawmakers Approve PTSD Workers’ Comp Presumption for Firefighters

The Tennessee General Assembly has approved a workers’ compensation presumption that post-traumatic stress disorder is work-related for firefighters, joining several other states that have adopted mental health presumptions in recent years.

Senate Bill 856, sponsored by state Rep. Johnny Garrett, R-Goodlettsville, was named after Dustin Samples, an east Tennessee firefighter who took his own life in 2020 after years of dealing with stress from witnessing grisly events on the job.
— Read on www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2023/05/04/719191.htm


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