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Kansas to consider PTSD benefits for first responders

Posted On: Feb. 7, 2023 12:12 PM CST


A bill that would permit first responders to file workers compensation claims for post-traumatic stress disorder was filed in the Kansas Senate on Monday.  

S.B. 165 would make amendments to current law, adding post-traumatic stress disorder to that which qualifies as an injury for first responders.

The bill defines a first responder as a firefighter, an enforcement officer, an emergency medical service provider, all “whether paid or serving as a duly authorized volunteer.”

The bill was sent to committee.