Achieve Mental Health Parity in Workers' Compensation
|Category:||Wage and Labor|
|Sponsor:||Senator Shenna Bellows, Senate 14 - Kennebec County|
|Bill #:||LD 600|
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.