Relates to presumptive evidence for individuals who participated in the World Trade Center rescue, recovery and clean-up operations; provides that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Trade Center Health Program Certification shall be deemed to be presumptive medical evidence of a causation of a qualifying condition.
STATE OF NEW YORK
April 19, 2022
Introduced by M. of A. ABBATE -- read once and referred to the Committee
on Governmental Employees -- reported and referred to the Committee on
Ways and Means -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to presump-
tive evidence for individuals who participated in the World Trade
Center rescue, recovery and clean-up operations
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The workers' compensation law is amended by adding a new
2 section 169 to read as follows:
3 § 169. Presumptive evidence. 1. The board shall accept the certif-
4 ications of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Trade
5 Center Health Program as presumptive evidence of causation of certified
6 illnesses pursuant to 42 USC 300mm for claims filed for conditions of
7 impairment of health or death pursuant to a qualifying condition.
8 2. Notwithstanding section eighteen or twenty-eight of this chapter,
9 any claimant who filed a claim or claims that were denied prior to the
10 effective date of this section may refile such claim or claims within
11 two years of the effective date of this section.
12 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.