Posted on June 6, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – This year State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) introduced House Bill (HB) 7394, which would protect the confidentiality of certain communications that take place between a first responder and a peer support team member. It passed unanimously in the House on May 21st, and unanimously in the Senate last night.
“I urge Governor Lamont to sign this bill into law,” said Rep. Sredzinski. “It’s a very much needed piece of legislation that will benefit all first responders in the state and potentially save lives. Peer support goes a long way in reducing anxiety and depression and I want our everyday heroes to trust that they are seeking help in a safe, confidential environment.”
Once signed by the governor, this law would go into effect on October 1, 2019.