Sec. 31-294h. Benefits for police officers and firefighters suffering mental or emotional impairment. Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter, workers’ compensation benefits for any (1) police officer, as defined in subparagraph (B)(ii) of subdivision (16) of section 31-275, who suffers a mental or emotional impairment arising from such police officer’s use of deadly force or subjection to deadly force in the line of duty, or (2) firefighter, as defined in subparagraph (B)(ii) of subdivision (16) of section 31-275, who suffers a mental or emotional impairment diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder originating from the firefighter witnessing the death of another firefighter while engaged in the line of duty, shall be limited to treatment by a psychologist or a psychiatrist who is on the approved list of practicing physicians established by the chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Commission pursuant to section 31-280.
(P.A. 05-208, S. 5; P.A. 12-126, S. 2.)
History: P.A. 12-126 designated existing provision re police officer as Subdiv. (1) and added Subdiv. (2) re firefighter, effective June 15, 2012, and applicable to any claim filed after that date.