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HB 211: Licensed Counseling for First Responders


Licensed Counseling for First Responders; Requires employing agency of first responder to pay for certain licensed counseling for first responders; requires such counseling to be completed within specified timeframe; prohibits employing agency from requiring first responder to use specified leave for such counseling; authorizes first responder to select licensed mental health professional & provides requirements for employing agency related thereto; prohibits payment by employing agency for such counseling from creating presumption of compensable occupational disease; prohibits employing agency from accessing first responder's medical records except under certain circumstances.

Effective Date: 7/1/2024
Last Action: 10/19/2023 House - Withdrawn prior to introduction
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/17/2023 House • Filed
10/19/2023 House • Withdrawn prior to introduction