Workers' compensation; anxiety disorder or depressive disorder incurred by law-enforcement, etc. (SB289)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


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 22101635D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/24/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB289)
02/02/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
03/08/2022Left in Commerce and Energy

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The following bills are identical to this one: HB742.

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