June 8: Worker’s Comp Coverage Extended to PTSD

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The government introduced amendments to the Workers Compensation Act that would recognize post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a work-related occupational disease. The new bill would extend coverage and benefits to all eligible workers who are diagnosed with PTSD by a medical professional, ensuring timely access to compensation and support services, with the long-term goal of reducing the stigma attached to mental illness.