New York General Municipal Law
Sec. § 207-N
Performance of Duty Disability Retirement


Notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special or local law or administrative code to the contrary, but except for the purposes of the workers’ compensation law and the labor law, a paid member of the uniformed force of a paid correction department, where such paid member is drawn from competitive civil service lists, who successfully passed a physical examination on entry into the service of such department, who contracts HIV (where there may have been exposure to a bodily fluid of an inmate or any person confined in an institution under the jurisdiction of the department of correction, or the department of health, or any person who has been committed to such institution by any court as a natural and proximate result of an act of any inmate or person described above, that may have involved transmission of a specified transmissible disease from an inmate or person described above to the member), tuberculosis or hepatitis will be presumed to have contracted such disease in the performance or discharge of his or her duties, unless the contrary be proved by competent evidence.
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