Bill Text: NY A07424 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to claims for mental injury premised upon extraordinary work-related stress incurred at work; applies to all workers.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 15-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-02 - referred to labor [A07424 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07424-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       May 2, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. REYES, ABBATE -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Labor
        AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to claims for
          mental injury premised upon extraordinary work-related stress
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 of section 10 of the work-
     2  ers' compensation law, as added by section 1 of subpart I of part NNN of
     3  chapter 59 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
     4    (b) Where a [police officer or firefighter subject to  section  thirty
     5  of  this  article,  or emergency medical technician, paramedic, or other
     6  person certified to provide medical care in  emergencies,  or  emergency
     7  dispatcher]  worker  files  a  claim  for  mental  injury  premised upon
     8  extraordinary work-related stress incurred [in a work-related emergency]
     9  at work, the board may not disallow the claim, upon  a  factual  finding
    10  that  the  stress  was not greater than that which usually occurs in the
    11  normal work environment.
    12    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.