New York General Municipal Law
Disabilities of Emergency Medical Technicians or Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians in Certain Cities
* § 207-q. Disabilities of emergency medical technicians or advanced emergency medical technicians in certain cities.
a. Disabilities of persons performing emergency medical services in certain cities. 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, any condition of impairment of health caused by diseases of the heart resulting in total or partial disability or death to a paid employee of a fire department who performs the functions of an emergency medical technician or advanced emergency medical technician in a city with a population of one million or more, where such employee is drawn from competitive civil service lists, who successfully passed a physical examination on entry into the service of such department, which examination failed to reveal any evidence of such condition, shall be presumptive evidence that it was incurred in the performance of duty, unless the contrary be proved by competent evidence.
b. The provisions of this section shall remain in full force and effect to and including the thirtieth day of June, two thousand three. * NB Expired July 1, 2003 per subdivision 2; see retirement and social security law § 480 for expiration * NB There are 2 § 207-q’s