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SB20-026

Workers' Compensation For Audible Psychological Trauma

Concerning eligibility for workers' compensation benefits for workers who are exposed to psychologically traumatic events, and, in connection therewith, establishing that a worker's visual or audible exposure to the serious bodily injury or death, or the immediate aftermath of the serious bodily injury or death, of one or more people as the result of a violent event, the intentional act of another person, or an accident is a psychologically traumatic event for the purposes of determining the worker's eligibility for workers' compensation benefits.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
Labor & Employment
Bill Summary

For the purpose of determining eligibility for workers' compensation benefits for a mental impairment caused by an accidental injury that consists of a psychologically traumatic event arising out of and in the course of employment, the act establishes that a worker's audible or visual and audible exposure to the serious bodily injury or death, or the immediate aftermath of the serious bodily injury or death, of one or more people as the result of a violent event, the intentional act of another person, or an accident is a "psychologically traumatic event".


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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