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Cancer and PTSD Presumption Bill Introduced

Friday, December 22, 2017 | 604 | 0 | 133 min read

A Republican lawmaker has prefiled legislation that provides for a rebuttable presumption for cancer and mental disorders suffered by first responders. Rep. Nick Schroer House Bill 1647, introduced by Rep. Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon, would make paid and volunteer firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians eligible for a rebuttable cancer presumption if they have been assigned to hazardous duty for at least five years. The presumption would extend to any disease of the body system or organ from carcinoma contracted through exposure to an agent classified by the Internat...

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