Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-12.8
The Firefighter Cancer Wellness Act

SECTION 23-12.8-2

§ 23-12.8-2. Legislative findings.

It is found and declared as follows:

(1) Studies indicate that firefighters have a significantly higher risk of developing certain cancers due to exposure to toxins and chemicals.

(2) The state of Rhode Island must take action to promote firefighter wellness and reduce the incidence and effects of cancer among firefighters.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 130, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 184, § 1.)