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Parkinson's Disease Presumed Job-Related in Indiana
May 8, 2009 - Indiana became the first state to presume Parkinson's disease to be job-related for fire fighters, EMS personnel and law enforcement officers when Governor Mitch Daniels signed Senate Bill 376 into law May 1. The law requires Parkinson's disease to be treated as a line-of-duty disability under an emergency responder's pension and disability plan.
Throughout the legislative process, the bill was championed by Professional Fire Fighters Union of Indiana (PFFUI) President Tom Hanify, retired Indianapolis, IN Local 416 fire fighter Gary Coons, State Representative Mary Ann Sullivan (D-Indianapolis) and State Senator James Merritt (R-Indianapolis).
"The IAFF is very proud of the hard work by Coons and the Professional Fire Fighters Union of Indiana and their tireless efforts to obtain the benefits for fire fighters suffering from this disease," says IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger.