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Performance of duty disability retirement; police and fire department
General Municipal (GMU) CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE 10
§ 207-p. Performance of duty disability retirement; police and fire
department. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter or
administrative code to the contrary, any paid member of a fire
department and/or a paid police department, in a city with a population
of one million or more who successfully passed a physical examination
upon entry into the service of such department who contracts HIV (where
the employee may have been exposed to a bodily fluid of a person under
his or her care or treatment, or while the employee examined,
transported, rescued or otherwise had contact with such person, in the
performance of his or her duties), tuberculosis or hepatitis, will be
presumed to have contracted such disease as a natural or proximate
result of an accidental injury received in the performance and discharge
of his or her duties and not as a result of his or her willful
negligence, unless the contrary be provided by competent evidence.