Achieve Mental Health Parity in Workers' Compensation

Last updated: Feb 3, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Senator Shenna Bellows, Senate 14 - Kennebec County
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 600

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

This bill changes the standard of proof required to demonstrate entitlement to compensation for a mental injury caused by stress so that it is the same standard as is required with respect to physical injuries. In addition, this bill specifies that a work-related injury that aggravates a preexisting mental condition may result in a compensable disability, just as aggravating a preexisting physical condition may.