911 Dispatchers Get New Classification

A new Missouri law helps the state’s first responders get mental health services. It’s sponsored by Republican Representative Chad Perkins of Bowling Green, who wanted to classify 911 dispatch members as first responders…


The Missouri First Responder Mental Health Initiative Act covers peer-to-peer counseling and professional counseling. It will also reimburse first responders for behavioral health care through a grant program.


(From Missourinet)