The North Carolina House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would allow first-time inspectors to receive workers' compensation coverage for post-traumatic stress disorder.
H.B. 492, which passed unanimously through the House, would modify state law to enable law enforcement officials, firefighters, rescue workers and rescue workers to receive compensation for psychological trauma workers under certain circumstances. Currently in the state, mental injuries are only compensable if they are caused by a compensable physical injury or illness. assurance that PTSD was work-related. The legislation would also require first-instance employers to train workers in the identification and treatment of mental health.
If signed into law, the legislation would enter into force on 1