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Subject: NYS Budget Package
Workers Compensation Language (New)

Part NNN, Subpart l(b). Where a Police Officer or Firefighter subject to Section thirty of this article, or Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic or other person certified to provide medical care in emergencies, or emergency dispatcher files a claim for mental injury premised upon extraordinary work ­related stress incurred in a work related emergency, the board may not disallow the claim, upon a factual finding that the stress was not greater than that which usually occurs in the normal work environment.

Although we were the first to add this type of language to our ¾ Disability Bill, this language will help many of our members going forward with Workers Compensation stress related claims.


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