Once again, elected officials in Madison turned their backs on thousands of Wisconsin EMS professionals by leaving them out of legislation earmarked for police officers and firefighters. Assembly bill 17 removes barriers for law enforcement officers and firefighters but excludes EMS professionals from gaining equal access to worker’s compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder.
“Across the country, EMS professionals and paramedics are facing a mental health crisis and it’s disingenuous for elected officials to turn their back on Wisconsin’s EMS professionals and omit us from this legislation,” said Alan DeYoung WEMSA Executive Director.
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Assembly PUBLIC HEARING Committee on Government Accountability and Oversight
The committee will hold a public hearing on the following items at the time specified below:Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:00 PM 417 North (GAR Hall)
Assembly Bill 17
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law.By Representatives Horlacher, Emerson, Allen, Brandtjen, Callahan, Dittrich, Edming, Kerkman, Kuglitsch, Loudenbeck, Milroy, Mursau, Novak, Petryk, Ramthun, Thiesfeldt, Shelton and Spreitzer; cosponsored by Senators Jacque, Wanggaard, Bewley, Agard, Ballweg, Nass, Pfaff, Ringhand, L. Taylor and Johnson.