Florida League of Cities

Workers' Compensation Benefits for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Watch) – PASSED 

CS/HB 689 (Giallombardo) specifies that the time for notice of an injury or death in a compensable post-traumatic stress disorder claim must be properly noticed within 52 weeks after the qualifying event or the diagnosis of the disorder, whichever is later. CS/HB 689 was amended to expand workers' compensation coverage for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for first responders to also include correctional officers. The portion of the bill that impacts local governments will be effective October 1, 2022. CS/HB 689 passed the House (115-0) and the Senate (39-0) and is awaiting action by the Governor. (Cruz)