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Division Director

Tanner Holloman

Assistant Director

Brittany O'Neil

Workers' Compensation
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0318
Workers' Compensation Claims
(800) 342-1741
Workers' Compensation Exemption/ Compliance
(850) 413-1609

Educational Training Materials | PTSD

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape, or other violent personal assault. On March 27, 2018, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Florida Senate Bill 376 that extends Workers’ Compensation indemnity benefits to first responders with work-related PTSD. SB 376 outlines the specific qualifying events, exposures, and diagnosis needed for a compensable workers’ compensation claim. The new law goes into effect October 1, 2018.

An additional provision of the bill is a requirement for employing agencies of first responders to provide educational training related to mental health awareness, prevention, mitigation, and treatment. The materials on this web page outline a framework for employing agencies to build upon to comply with the educational requirement in the new state law.

Executive Summary [PDF]
Educational Training [PDF]

Responder PFA Quick Guide [PDF]  Critical Stress Mitigation Elements [PDF]

To download the unbranded version of these materials so that you may customize them for your organization, click here: Training Materials (.zip)

For questions regarding the training material or other provisions of SB 376, email Brittany.ONeil@myfloridacfo.com.

For questions relating to State Fire Marshal rules and training, email Mark.Harper@myfloridacfo.com.