Ontario recognizes PTSD as work-related for first responders

Ontario recognizes PTSD as work-related for first responders

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Ontario has unanimously passed legislation recognizing post traumatic stress disorder as work-related illness for police, firefighters and paramedics.

Under the old rules, first responders had to prove their PTSD was related to their job to be eligible for coverage under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.

New legislation that assumes PTSD is work-related for first responders passed third and final reading by a vote of 96-to-0.

The government says first responders are at least twice as likely as the general population to suffer from PTSD, and that the condition results in more suicide attempts than all other anxiety disorders.

When it comes to mental health matters you should never compromise.

Consequently, the same goes for your health insurance.

Policies are always assessed on a case by case basis where mental health matters are concerned, but if you live in the Ontario area and are looking for an affordable health insurance plan, you could get a quote now using the link and weigh up the different options available.