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Sen. Bigham to Announce Legislation Guaranteeing Confidentiality for First Responders in Peer Support Activities

March 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

St. Paul, Minn. – Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) will announce legislation for the 2020 Legislative Session to guarantee confidentiality for first responders in peer counseling or debriefing. The measure comes in response to an increase in the number of first responders facing mental health stress from critical incident responses experienced on the job.


What:  Press Conference for Guaranteed Confidentiality for First Responders in Peer Support Activities


Who:   Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove)

Representative John Huot (DFL-Rosemount)

Attorney General Keith Ellison

Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington

Cottage Grove Police Officer Mike Vandervort

Washington County Sheriff Dan Starry

South St. Paul Mayor Jimmy Francis

NAMI Minnesota Executive Director Sue Abderholden


Where: Capitol Press Conference Room



When: Wednesday, March 11

9:00 a.m.


March 11, 2020
9:00 am - 9:30 am
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Room B971, State Capitol
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55155 United States
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