A bill that would make some psychological or emotional degradation suffered by first responders replaceable in Connecticut is waiting for Gov. Down Lamont's signature.
S.B. 164 were unanimously approved in a 141-0 vote in the Connecticut House of Representatives on May 31. The bill was also approved unanimously in the Senate on Thursday.
The proposed legislation amends the state's current worker's replacement rules to extend the coverage of post-traumatic stress disorder diagnoses by any police or fireman who has visually witnessed the death or denial of one or more people who were not the result of any natural cause or "immediate aftermath" of a death or mothers while he was in customs. The bill defines "lean" as the loss of any member or body and "immediate aftermath" that within six hours that the scene was secured by law enforcement officials. The bill would also include PTSD claims submitted by volunteer firefighters.
If signed by the governor, the legislation will come into force immediately.
The governor's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.