Senate Continues Hearings to Allow PTSD Coverage

This week, the Senate’s General Government and Agency Review Committee continued hearings on House Bill 308 — legislation that would allow first responders to receive Ohio workers’ compensation benefits if diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), even without an accompanying physical injury.

Proponents lined up to throw in their support for the precedent changing legislation. The bill would allow mental claims without an accompanying physical harm for the first time in Ohio’s workers’ compensation system history. The business community including the OMA remains opposed to the bill. More hearings are expected. 5/21/2020