Active Laws - Virginia
Recognizes PTSD, anxiety, and depression as diagnoses that are compensable under worker's compensation for firefighters, EMS, and law enforcement personnel. Requires law enforcement, fire, and EMS agencies to make peer support available to members, and to refer members to mental health care services when needed.
Requires that peer support team members shall not disclose nor be compelled to testify regarding any information communicated to them. Also states that such communication shall also be exempt from the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
Requires the state to establish and maintain a process for peer support services for first responders and public safety personnel, including statewide availability and accreditation of peer support teams and personnel.