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Governor Signs Cancer Presumption Bill

Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 260 | 0 | 51 min read

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law a bill creating a presumption that cancer is an occupational disease for full-time firefighters who meet certain conditions. The governor on Tuesday signed SB 541, by Sen. Dan Innis, R-New Castle. The bill creates the presumption that cancer is compensable for firefighters with at least 10 years of experience and who work for a fire department that follows the medical examination as outlined by the National Fire Protection Association standard 1582. If the department does not follow the exam standard, the firefighter must guarantee that he or s...

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