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Compensation during disability
General Municipal (GMU) CHAPTER 24, ARTICLE 10
* § 208-d. Compensation during disability. 1. Notwithstanding the
provisions of any general, special or local law, any member of a police
force in a village or town to which the rules and regulations of the
state civil service shall have been extended prior to January first,
nineteen hundred fourteen, who, through no fault or misconduct on his
part is disabled by injuries received in the discharge of his duties, or
who, as a result of illness attributable to the performance of such
duties, shall, when certified to by a duly licensed physician or
physicians designated by the board of trustees of the village or town
board of the town, as the case may be, stating that the said member is
physically or mentally incapacitated for the performance of police duty,
be paid by the village or town by which he is employed the full amount
of his regular compensation or wages until his disability arising
therefrom has ceased, or until such time as such physician or physicians
shall certify to the board of trustees of the village or the town board
that said member has recovered and is physically fit to do part time
police duty or that such member is permanently disabled and unfit to
perform any police duty and shall recommend that said member be retired
from the said force as provided by law.

2. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary thereto
contained herein or elsewhere, a cause of action shall accrue to the
village or town aforesaid for reimbursement in such sum or sums actually
paid as a salary or wages and/or for medical or hospital treatment, as
against any third party against whom the police officers shall have a
cause of action for the injuries sustained.

* NB There are 3 § 208-d's