Posted on July 2, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – A new law in the State of Connecticut, now labeled as Public Act (P.A.) 19-188, will provide mental and emotional support to first responders by protecting the confidentiality of certain communications that take place between them and a peer support team member. It was introduced by our own State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112).
“I am so grateful to see this bill become state law,” said Rep. Sredzinski. “I really believe it is the step forward we needed to protect the well-being of our every-day heroes. I hope that first responders will be encouraged by this legislation to reach out to their peers when they need support.”
This law will go into effect on October 1, 2019.