The bill, introduced by MLA Jamie Fox, would provide presumptive coverage to anyone filing a PTSD-related claim for Worker’s Compensation. That means the Workers Compensation Board of P.E.I. would have to prove the PTSD was not work related if it wanted to deny coverage.

Fox, a former police officer, said he has suffered from PTSD himself. But he added the legislation would not just be for emergency responders. Anyone — teachers, snowplow operators, tow truck drivers — who witnesses a traumatic event would be covered.

The bill passed with unanimous support, and an amendment introduced by the premier.

The amendment leaves cabinet to set a date allowing the legislation to come into effect.