Bill Status of HB3837 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: PENSION&WORKERS COMP-PTSD
Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
| 3/27/2021||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Chicago Police and Chicago Firefighter Articles of the Illinois Pension Code. Provides that for certain death benefits, the death of any policeman or fireman as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder shall be rebuttably presumed to have been contracted while in the performance of an act of duty and he or she shall be rebuttably presumed to have been fatally injured while in active service. Provides that any active policeman or fireman who has completed 7 or more years of service and is unable to perform his or her duties in the department by reason of a disabling post-traumatic stress disorder that develops or manifests itself while the policeman or fireman is in the service of the department shall be entitled to receive an occupational disease disability benefit. Amends the Workers' Compensation Act and the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act. Provides that a person employed as a firefighter, emergency medical technician (EMT), emergency medical technician-intermediate (EMT-I), advanced emergency medical technician (A-EMT), or paramedic may recover for post-traumatic stress disorder. Provides that any condition or impairment of health of an employee employed as a police officer, as defined in the Downstate Police Article of the Illinois Pension Code, that results directly or indirectly from post-traumatic stress disorder resulting in any disability to the employee shall be rebuttably presumed to arise out of and in the course of the employee's police employment and shall be rebuttably presumed to be causally connected to the hazards or exposures of the employment. Makes other changes. Amends the State Mandate Act to require implementation without reimbursement by the State. Effective immediately.