Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Arizona Lawmakers Vote to Approve PTSD Treatment for Police Officers

Arizona lawmakers unanimously approve bill to treat officers with PTSD
March 1, 2016

Police officers shed tears during a committee hearing while discussing their personal experiences and the stigma that ordinarily prevents law enforcement from talking about the psychological impact of traumatic events.
PHOENIX — The House has unanimously approved a measure that would allow police officers to receive worker’s compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Rep. Mark Finchem sponsored the bill to modify state law that only allows compensation for personal injuries or accidents.
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