Workers' compensation; anxiety disorder or depressive disorder incurred by law-enforcement, etc. (HB742)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; anxiety disorder or depressive disorder incurred by law-enforcement officers and firefighters. Provides that an anxiety disorder or depressive disorder, as both are defined in the bill, incurred by a law-enforcement officer or firefighter is compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act on the same basis as post-traumatic stress disorder. The bill provides that a mental health professional must diagnose the law-enforcement officer or firefighter as suffering from anxiety disorder or depressive disorder as a result of a qualifying event, as defined in the Code, and includes other conditions for compensability. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101170D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/26/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/27/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB742)
02/01/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2022Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement
02/15/2022Left in Appropriations

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The following bills are identical to this one: SB289.

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