Event Details

Presumptive Coverage of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as an Occupational Disease

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Friday, January 13, 2023
9 a.m.


To join on your computer or mobile app (Zoom):
Meeting ID: 936 165 5337

To join by phone (audio only):
1-253-215-8782 US (Tacoma)
Find your local number: https://lni-wa-gov.zoom.us/u/kdFrdfe0fg

The hearing will start at 9:00 a.m. and continue until all oral comments are received.

L&I encourages the submittal of written comments, due by 5:00 p.m. on January 13, 2023.

Public hearings held virtually have proven effective in allowing greater public access, eliminating the burden of physical travel, and maintaining public safety. Accordingly, this public hearing will not be held in person.


The purpose of this rulemaking is to amend WAC 296-14-300, Mental condition/mental disabilities, in order to clarify when a presumption for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) exists for certain firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency medical technicians. This rule also explains the addition of telecommunicators to the list of those who can file an occupational disease claim for PTSD; however, it is not presumptively caused by their work.