Kansas lawmakers read through a new proposal on Tuesday that would extend the definition of compensable personal injury in the Workers' Compensation Act to include mental injuries and would require the use of older guidelines when determining disability.
S.B. 193 would change the definition of occupational disease to include work-related mental injuries "meaning a mental or behavioral disorder or loss of mental abilities." physical injury, "a sudden, severe emotional shock that can be traced to a specific work-related event" or "a series of work-related events after which the employee develops a psychological injury."
Legislators are also considering SB 1
Both bills would enter into force after publication in the Charter.