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Bills Would Expand Cancer Presumption for Firefighters

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 596 | 0 | 105 min read

At least four bills filed in the Maryland legislature would make it easier for firefighters to qualify for workers' compensation benefits if they are diagnosed with cancer. Gov. Larry Hogan has requested Senate Bill 160, which would add bladder, kidney or renal cell cancer to the list of diseases presumed to be compensable for firefighters. Also known as the Workers' Compensation-Medical Presumptions bill, it has already met with approval by firefighter organizations. "We already have presumptions in place that include throat and lung because of the smoke conditions that we go t...

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