Title 45
Towns and Cities

Chapter 19.1
Cancer Benefits for Fire Fighters

R.I. Gen. Laws § 45-19.1-3

§ 45-19.1-3. Occupational cancer disability for fire fighters.

(a) Any fire fighter, including one employed by the state, or a municipal fire fighter employed by a municipality that participates in the optional retirement for police officers and fire fighters, as provided in chapter 21.2 of this title, who is unable to perform his or her duties in the fire department by reason of a disabling occupational cancer which develops or manifests itself during a period while the fire fighter is in the service of the department, and any retired member of the fire department of any city or town who develops occupational cancer, is entitled to receive an occupational cancer disability, and he or she is entitled to all of the benefits provided for in chapters 19, 21 and 21.2 of this title and chapter 10 of title 36 if the fire fighter is employed by the state.

(b) The provisions of this section apply retroactively in the case of any retired member of the fire department of any city or town.

History of Section.
P.L. 1986, ch. 68, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 154, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 252, § 1.