Lawmakers propose Firefighter Protection Act and teacher retention programs
Legislative Roundup - Week 4
February 7, 2019
Firefighter Protection Act Would Offer Workers’ Comp Coverage for Cancer, PTSD
Firefighters with conditions like cancer, heart disease and post-traumatic stress disorder could have their treatment covered by worker’s compensation insurance under a new bill in the Montana Legislature.
President of the Montana Fire Chiefs’ Association Rich Cowger said during a public hearing on the bill Tuesday that firefighters face many hazards and should be covered for illnesses that might come with the job.
“‘Workers’ comp’ is designed to fight against catastrophic injuries,” Cowger said...