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Treatment and care
Volunteer Firefighters' Benefit (VOL) CHAPTER 64-A, ARTICLE 2
§ 16. Treatment and care. A volunteer firefighter injured in line of
duty shall be entitled to receive medical, surgical, podiatric,
chiropractic, psychological and other attendance and treatment, nurse
and hospital service, medicine, crutches, artificial members, devices,
appliances, and apparatus, including the replacement and repair thereof,
for such period as the nature of the injury or the process of recovery
may require and the political subdivision liable for the payment of
benefits to the volunteer firefighter under this chapter because of such
injury shall be liable therefor and the cost thereof shall be audited,
raised and paid as provided in section thirty of this chapter. The
provisions of sections thirteen to thirteen-m, both inclusive, and
sections nineteen to nineteen-b, both inclusive, of the workers'
compensation law, to the extent that such provisions are not
inconsistent with this chapter, shall be applicable in relation to any
injured volunteer firefighter, political subdivision and third persons
as fully as if set forth in this chapter.