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Governor Signs Bill to Ease Criteria for Cancer Presumption

Friday, April 16, 2021 | 0

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey enacted a law that eliminates some criteria that firefighters and peace officers must satisfy before state law presumes they contracted cancer through employment. Ducey on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 1451, by Sen. Paul Boyer, R-Phoenix. The bill eliminates a requirement that a firefighter or police officer prove exposure to a known carcinogen reasonably related to the claimed cancer to invoke the presumption. SB 1451 also adds fire investigators to workers covered by the presumption, and it adds breast cancer and ovarian cancer to the list of conditions that ar...

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