PRESUMPTIVE LAW COVERAGE BY DISEASE

StateHeart Disease Language
AlabamaAny condition or impairment of health caused by any of the following: a. Hypertension. b. Heart disease……
Alaska….cardiovascular events that are experienced within 72 hours after exposure to smoke, fumes, or toxic substance….
California….a fireman member…..develops heart trouble….
Coloradoa sudden and serious malfunction of the heart and circulatory system as occurs in a diagnosis of coronary thrombosis, cerebral vascular accident, myocardial infarction, or cardiac arrest
Connecticut….suffers either off duty or on duty any condition or impairment of health caused by hypertension or heart disease….
FloridaAny condition or impairment of health…..caused by heart disease, or hypertension ….
Hawaii …. impairment of health caused by any disease of the heart….
IdahoCardiovascular or pulmonary or respiratory diseases of a paid fireman caused by overexertion in times of stress or danger or by proximate exposure or by cumulative exposure over a period of four (4) years or more……
Illinois...unable to perform his or her duties in the fire department by reason of heart disease, stroke…..resulting from service as a firefighter
Indiana...disease or impairment of the cardiovascular or respiratory system caused by a substance or condition that is an occupational exposure risk
Iowaheart disease …...shall be presumed to have been contracted while on active duty as a result of strain ……
Kansas...any death or disability resulting from a heart disease….
Louisianadisease or infirmity of the heart or lungs which develops during a period of employment....regardless of whether the fireman is on duty at the time
Maine….firefighter….for at least 2 years prior to a cardiovascular injury or the onset of a cardiovascular disease…..
Maryland….the heart disease, hypertension, or lung disease results in partial or total disability or death….
Massachusetts…..any condition of impairment of health caused by hypertension or heart disease resulting in total or partial disability or death to a uniformed member …..
Michigan…..heart diseases or illnesses resulting therefrom which develop or manifest themselves during a period while the member of the department ….
Minnesota….the disease is that of myocarditis, coronary sclerosis, pneumonia or its sequel…..
Missouri….hypertension, or disease of the heart resulting in total or partial disability….
Nebraska….hypertension or heart or respiratory defect or disease…..
Nevada….diseases of the heart of a person who, for 5 years or more, has been employed ….as a firefighter…..
New Hampshire….presumption that heart or lung disease in a …. member of a fire department is occupationally related….
New Mexicoa heart injury or stroke suffered within twenty-four hours of fighting a fire, while responding to an alarm, while returning from an alarm call, while engaging in supervised physical training or while responding to or performing in a non-fire emergency
North DakotaAny condition or impairment of health of a full-time paid firefighter caused by hypertension, heart disease, …..
Ohio…. cardiovascular, pulmonary, or respiratory diseases of fire fighters ….in the event of temporary total disability, permanent total disability, or death,…..
OklahomaAny member of the fire department...disabled as a result of heart disease,…..
Oregon….. any disease of the lungs or respiratory tract, hypertension or cardiovascular-renal disease….
South Carolina….injury to the health of a firefighter caused by heart disease…..
South Dakota…..any condition of impairment of health caused by hypertension, heart disease,……
Tennessee…. caused by disease of the lungs, hypertension or heart disease resulting in hospitalization, medical treatment or any disability….
Texas….an acute myocardial infarction or stroke resulting in disability or death is presumed….
Utah... a line-of-duty death or disability resulting from heart disease, lung disease, or respiratory tract condition
Vermont….disability or death from heart injury or heart disease that becomes symptomatic within 72 hours of service in the line of duty …..
VirginiaHypertension or heart disease causing the death of, or any health condition or impairment….
Washington.heart problems, experienced within seventy-two hours of exposure to smoke, fumes, or toxic substances, or within twenty-four hours of physical exertion
West Virginia….a cardiovascular or pulmonary disease or sustained a cardiovascular injury….within six months of having participated in firefighting or a training or drill
Wisconsin….disability or death is found to be caused by heart or respiratory impairment or disease…..
Albertadisabled as a result of a heart disease (heart injury) and was employed as a firefighter at or immediately before the date of disablement
British Columbia"heart disease" includes disease of the pericardium or coronary arteries; "heart injury" includes heart attack, cardiac arrest or arrhythmia.
Manitobainjury to the heart within 24 hours after attendance at an emergency response
New Brunswickheart attack that occurs within 24 hours
Northwest Territorycardiac arrest within 24 hours
Nunavutcardiac arrest within 24 hours after attendance at an emergency response,
Ontarioheart injury while, or within 24 hours of attending a fire scene or a training exercise in the performance of his or her duties as a full-time firefighter
Saskatchewaninjury to the heart that manifests within 24 hours after attendance at an emergency response
Yukon Territorycardiac arrest within 24 hours
StateCancer Language
Alabamaexposed to a known carcinogen which is reasonably linked to the disabling cancer
Alaskabrain, malignant melanoma, leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, bladder, ureter, kidney
Arizonabrain, bladder, rectal, colon, lymphoma, leukemia, adenocarcinoma or mesothelioma
Arkansasleukemia, lymphoma, mesothelioma, and multiple myeloma and cancer of the brain, digestive tract, urinary tract, liver, skin, breast, cervical, thyroid, prostate, testicle, or a cancer that has been found by research and statistics to show higher instances of occurrence in firefighters
Californiademonstrate he or she was exposed to a known carcinogen as defined by the IARC
Coloradocancer of the brain, skin, digestive system, hematological system, or genitourinary system
ConnecticutKahler's Disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and prostate or testicular cancer
IdahoBrain, Bladder, Kidney, Colorectal, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Mesothelioma, Testicular, Breast, Esophageal, Multiple myeloma
Illinoiscancer involved must be a type which may be caused by exposure to heat, radiation or a known carcinogen as defined by the IARC
Indianacancer that is caused by a known carcinogen to which an individual is at risk for occupational exposure
Iowaprostate cancer, primary brain cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, malignant melanoma, leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, bladder cancer, colorectal cancer, multiple myeloma, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer
Kansastype of cancer which may, in general, result from exposure to heat, radiation or a known carcinogen
Louisianabladder, brain, colon, liver, pancreas, skin, kidney, gastrointestinal tract, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma
Mainekidney, prostate, breast, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, testicular, colon, brain, bladder, leukemia or multiply myeloma
Marylandleukemia or prostate, rectal, throat, multiple myeloma, non–Hodgkin’s lymphoma, brain, testicular, or breast cancer that is caused by contact with a toxic substance
Massachusettscancer affecting the skin or the central nervous, lymphatic, digestive, hematalogical, urinary, skeletal, oral or prostate systems, lung or respiratory tract
Michiganrespiratory tract, bladder, skin, brain, kidney, blood, thyroid, testicular, prostate, or lymphatic cancer
Minnesotacancer of a type caused by exposure to heat, radiation, or a known or suspected carcinogen, as defined by the IARC
Missouricancer affecting the skin or the central nervous, lymphatic, digestive, hematological, urinary, skeletal, oral, breast, testicular, genitourinary, liver or prostate systems, or cancer which may result from exposure to heat or radiation or to a known or suspected carcinogen as determined by the IARC
Nebraskacancer affecting the skin or the central nervous, lymphatic, digestive, hematological, urinary, skeletal, oral, or prostate systems
Nevadaexposed to a known carcinogen as defined by the IARC
New Hampshirecancer involved must be a type which may be caused by exposure to heat, radiation, or a known or suspected carcinogen as defined by the IARC
New Mexicobrain, bladder, kidney, colorectal, non-hodgkins lymphoma, leukemia, ureter, testicular, breast, esophageal, multiple myeloma
New Yorkcancer affecting the lymphatic, digestive, hematological, urinary, neurological, breast, reproductive, or prostate systems
North Dakotacancer is one which arises due to exposure to smoke, fumes, or carcinogenic, poisonous, toxic, or chemical substances
Oklahomaexistence of any cancer which was not revealed by the physical examination passed by the member upon entry into the department
Oregonbrain cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, testicular cancer, prostate cancer, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer of the throat or mouth, rectal cancer, breast cancer or leukemia
Pennsylvaniacancer suffered by a firefighter... who can establish direct exposure to a carcinogen
Rhode Islanddisabling occupational cancer which develops as a result of the inhalation of noxious fumes or poisonous gases
South Dakotaimpairment of health caused by cancer
Tennesseeany impairment of health of such fire fighter caused by disease or cancer resulting in hospitalization, medical treatment or any disability
Texascancer that may be caused by exposure to heat, smoke, radiation, or a known or suspected carcinogen as determined by the IARC
Utahcancer of the pharynx, esophagus, lung and mesothelioma
Vermontcancer limited to leukemia, lymphoma, or multiple myeloma, and cancers originating in the bladder, brain, colon, gastrointestinal tract, kidney, liver, pancreas, skin, or testicles.
VirginiaLeukemia or pancreatic, prostate, rectal, throat, ovarian or breast
Washingtonbrain cancer, malignant melanoma, leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, bladder cancer, ureter cancer, and kidney cancer
Wisconsinskin, breasts, central nervous system or lymphatic, digestive, hematological, urinary, skeletal, oral or reproductive systems
AlbertaLeukemia, brain, bladder, lung, ureter, kidney, colorectal, non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
British ColumbiaLeukemia, non-Hogkins lymphoma, bladder, brain, colorectal, kidney, lung, testicular, ureter
ManitobaLeukemia, brain, bladder, lung, ureter, kidney, colorectal, non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, testicular, esophageal
New Brunswickbrain, bladder, colorectal, esophageal, kidney, testicular and ureter cancer, in addition to leukemia, non-Hodgkins lymphoma and lung cancer
Northwest Territorymultiple myeloma, leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, brain cancer, colo-rectal cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, testicular cancer
Nova Scotia…..a cancer or other disease that is prescribed by the Governor in Council by regulation
Nunavutmultiple myeloma, leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, brain, colorectal, lung, prostate, skin, testicular
OntarioLeukemia, brain, bladder, ureter, kidney, colorectal, non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, esophageal, breast, multiple myeloma, testicular, prostate, lung, skin
SaskatchewanLeukemia, brain, bladder, lung, ureter, kidney, colorectal, non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, testicular
Yukon Territoryleukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, bladder cancer, brain cancer, colo-rectal cancer, esophageal cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, ureter cancer, or any prescribed form of cancer;
StateInfectious Disease Language
AlabamaAids, Hepatitis
California...develops a blood-borne infectious disease or a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin infection...pneumonia
ColoradoHepatitis C
Connecticuthepatitis, meningococcal meningitis, tuberculosis
Florida….hepatitis, meningococcal meningitis, or tuberculosis…..
IdahoAcquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), AIDS related complexes (ARC), other manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections, infectious hepatitis viruses and tuberculosis…..
IllinoisTuberculosis
IowaHIV or AIDS, hepatitis, meningococcal meningitis, and mycobacterium tuberculosis
LouisianaHepatitis B or Hepatitis C
Maine…..hepatitis, meningococcal meningitis or tuberculosis
Minnesota….an infectious or communicable disease to which the employee was exposed in the course of employment outside of a hospital….
Missouri...human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, tuberculosis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, diphtheria, meningococcal meningitis, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, hemorrhagic fever, plague, rabies, and severe acute respiratory syndrome
Nebraska….a blood-borne infectious disease, tuberculosis, meningococcal meningitis, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus……
Nevada….a contagious disease during the course and scope of his employment……
New Mexicohepatitis, tuberculosis, diphtheria, meningococcal disease and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
New YorkHIV, tuberculosis or hepatitis
North Dakota….an exposure to a bloodborne pathogen…..
Oklahomahepatitis, human immunodeficiency virus, meningitis and tuberculosis
PennsylvaniaHepatitis C
Rhode Island….infectious disease develops or manifests itself as a result of the exposure…..
Tennesseedisability in acquiring human immunodeficiency
Texastuberculosis
Utah….contracted a disease….as a result of a significant exposure in the performance of his duties…
Vermont…infectious disease
VirginiaHepatitis, meningococcal meningitis, tuberculosis or HIV
WashingtonHuman immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, all strains of hepatitis, meningococcal meningitis, or mycobacterium tuberculosis
WisconsinHIV, AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, diphtheria, meningococcal meningitis, MRSA, and SARS
British Columbiaapplicant has contracted a communicable disease...came into contact with the bodily substance of the source individual
StateLung Disease Language
AlabamaAny condition or impairment of health caused by any of the following: a. Hypertension. b. Heart disease c. Respiratory disease.
Alaska...the following diseases is within the provisions of this chapter: (A) respiratory disease; …..
Hawaii…. impairment of health caused by any disease of the heart, lungs or respiratory system, ….
IdahoCardiovascular or pulmonary or respiratory diseases of a paid fireman caused by overexertion in times of stress or danger or by proximate exposure or by cumulative exposure over a period of four (4) years or more……
Illinois...unable to perform his or her duties in the fire department by reason of heart disease, stroke or any disease of the lungs or respiratory tract resulting from service as a firefighter…..
Indiana...disease or impairment of the cardiovascular or respiratory system caused by a substance or condition to which an individual is at risk for occupational exposure
Iowa…heart disease or any disease of the lungs or respiratory tract shall be presumed to have been contracted while on active duty…
Kansas...any death or disability resulting from a heart disease or disease of the lung or respiratory tract….
LouisianaAny disease or infirmity of the heart or lungs which develops during a period of employment…..regardless of whether the fireman is on duty at the time he is stricken……
Maine….firefighter….for at least 2 years prior to a cardiovascular injury or the onset of a cardiovascular disease or pulmonary disease …..
Maryland….the heart disease, hypertension, or lung disease results in partial or total disability or death….
Massachusetts….any condition of impairment of health caused by any disease of the lungs or respiratory tract, resulting in total disability or death to a uniformed member….
Michigan….. respiratory and heart diseases or illnesses resulting therefrom which develop or manifest themselves during a period while the member of the department is in the active service….
Missouri….any disease of the lungs or respiratory tract, hypertension, or disease of the heart resulting in total or partial disability….
Nebraska….hypertension or heart or respiratory defect or disease….
Nevada….diseases of the lungs, resulting in either temporary or permanent disability or death, are occupational diseases….
New Hampshire….presumption that heart or lung disease in a …. member of a fire department is occupationally related….
New Jersey….any disease of the respiratory system
North DakotaAny condition or impairment of health of a full-time paid firefighter caused by lung or respiratory disease,…..
OhioCompensation on account of cardiovascular, pulmonary, or respiratory diseases of fire fighters and police officers is payable only in the event of temporary total disability, permanent total disability, or death,…..
OklahomaAny member of the fire department...disabled as a result of heart disease, injury to the respiratory system,…..
Oregon….completed five or more years of employment as firefighters….. any disease of the lungs or respiratory tract, hypertension or cardiovascular-renal disease….
Rhode Island….every condition of impairment of health caused by smoke inhalation of the lungs or respiratory tract, resulting in total disability.
South Carolina….injury to the health of a firefighter caused by heart disease or respiratory disease …..
South Dakota…..any condition of impairment of health caused by hypertension, heart disease, or respiratory disease ……
Tennessee….impairment of health of such firefighters caused by disease of the lungs, hypertension or heart disease resulting in hospitalization, medical treatment or any disability….
TexasA firefighter or emergency medical technician who suffers from tuberculosis, or any other disease or illness of the lungs or respiratory tract …..
UtahA paid firefighter who has five years of firefighter service credit is eligible for a line-of-duty death or disability resulting from heart disease, lung disease, or respiratory tract condition
Vermont…Lung disease
VirginiaRespiratory diseases that cause (i) the death …. or (ii) any health condition or impairment of such firefighters…..
Washington….shall exist a prima facie presumption that: (a) Respiratory disease; ……
West Virginia….a cardiovascular or pulmonary disease or sustained a cardiovascular injury….firefighter for a minimum of two years…..within six months of having participated in firefighting or a training or drill exercise
Wisconsin….disability or death is found to be caused by heart or respiratory impairment or disease…..