State Rep. Gregg Kennard, D-Lawrenceville, will push legislation in the 2022 legislative session to address mental and behavioral health needs of Georgia’s first responders.

Kennard pre-filed a bill last week to ensure first responders, such as police and firefighters, can get workers’ compensation coverage for post-traumatic stress disorder or other psychological injuries that they suffer from as a result of the stresses from their jobs.

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