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Proposed PTSD bill adds 9-1-1 operators, care workers to those eligible

from OHS Canada

Continuing care assistants and 9-1-1 dispatchers have been added to the list of Nova Scotia emergency workers who wouldn't have to prove their PTSD diagnosis was caused by trauma on the job under proposed legislation. The amendments to the Workers' Compensation Act were re-introduced Wednesday by Labour Minister Labi Kousoulis. The bill, aimed at making it easier to access coverage for post-traumatic stress disorder, was originally tabled before the legislature was dissolved ahead of the May 30 election. more

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