SB 472 – Expand Occupational Cancer Benefits/Firefighters

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Todd Johnson (R-Union); Sen. Jim Perry (R-Lenoir, Wayne)


This bill adds cancers of the respiratory system, digestive system, and urinary system to the type of cancers deemed occupationally related to firefighting.

This bill also requires the Industrial Commission to establish a $25K trust account, to be used exclusively for medical expenses, in the name of any firefighter diagnosed with a cancer deemed occupationally related to firefighting provided the firefighter meets specified criteria at the time of diagnosis.


Filed – 4/1/2021