Public hearing on possible expansion of PTSD benefits, Friday, Nov. 22

Posted on November 20, 2019 by admin


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This coming Friday, November 22nd, the legislature’s Labor and Public Employees Committee will be holding a Public Hearing in Room 1D of the LOB at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the expansion of PTSD benefits.

This year, I supported, and the legislature passed, legislation to provide workers’ compensation benefits to police officers, parole officers, and firefighters diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after witnessing or being involved with certain events in the line of duty. Fridays’ hearing is to determine the possibility of expanding those protections to include other groups like emergency medical personnel (EMTs) and corrections officers.

The hearing is free and open to members of the public.  If a member of the public wishes to speak, they will be given 3 minutes and must sign-up prior to the hearing. Sign-ups will begin at 8:00 a.m. in Room 3800 of the LOB. Please submit 10 copies of written testimony to the Committee staff at 8:00 a.m. in Room 3800 of the LOB. Testimony received after the designated time may not be distributed until after the hearing. Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to LABtestimony@cga.ct.gov.

Public Hearing re: PTSD protections for EMTs

Friday, November 22, 2019 -10:00 AM –Room 1D

Labor and Public Employees Committee