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Disabilities of firefighters in certain cities caused by cancer
General Municipal (GMU) CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE 10
* § 207-kk. Disabilities of firefighters in certain cities caused by
cancer. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter to the
contrary, any condition of impairment of health caused by (i) any
condition of cancer affecting the lymphatic, digestive, hematological,
urinary, neurological, breast, reproductive, or prostate systems or (ii)
melanoma resulting in total or partial disability or death to a paid
member of a fire department in a city with a population of one million
or more, or any retired member of such department who has been retired
for five or less years, who successfully passed a physical examination
on entry into the service of such department, which examination failed
to reveal any evidence of such condition, shall be presumptive evidence
that it was incurred in the performance and discharge of duty unless the
contrary be proved by competent evidence. The provisions of this section
shall remain in full force and effect pursuant to section four hundred
eighty of the retirement and social security law.

* NB Expires per § 480 of the retirement and social security law