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On May 27, the Texas House and Senate signed the bipartisan Senate Bill 2551. The bill provides that a firefighter or emergency medical technician suffering from cancer resulting in death or disability is presumed to have developed the cancer while in the course and scope of employment if the worker regularly responds to scenes involving the documented release of radiation or “known or suspected carcinogens.” Cancers that are presumed to be “occupational” are cancers that originate in the stomach, colon, rectum, skin, prostate, testes or brain, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, malignant melanoma, and renal cell carcinoma. The bill additionally allows self-insureds to establish a pool for the payment of death benefits to first responders with compensable injuries.
The legislation awaits Governor Abbott’s signature. If the bill is signed, it will take effect immediately.