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Lawmakers Eye Expanding Presumptive Cancers, IME Process

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Monday, December 9, 2019 | 275 | 0 | 101 min read

Arizona lawmakers are considering legislation to expand the list of cancers that are presumed to be an occupational disease, and amend the independent medical examination law to ensure appropriate examiners are evaluating presumptive cancer claims. State Sen. Paul Boyer, R-Glendale, said during a hearing Thursday of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Minimizing Containment Risk and Exposure for First Responders that he wants to finish work to protect firefighters diagnosed with cancer. Boyer, who served as chairman of the subcommittee for three hearings during the interim, authored ...

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