Florida League of Cities

Workers' Compensation Benefits for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (Monitor) – Failed 

CS/HB 337 (McFarland) and SB 352 (Burgess) provide that 911 public safety telecommunicators and crime scene investigators are eligible for workers' compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder, which is currently provided only to first responders. The bills specify 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. (Cruz)