Gov. DeSantis Signs Bill Granting Benefits to Firefighters

Jordan Kirkland - May 3rd, 2019

On the final day of the legislative session, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bipartisan bill () granting certain benefits to firefighters upon diagnosis.

The law protects firefighters, treating cancer like an on-the-job injury. The measure covers the full cost of cancer treatment along with a $25,000 payout., and also gives firefighters disability pay and death benefits for beneficiaries. It covers 21 forms of cancer.

The bill was a response to proving that firefighters are more prone to being diagnosed with cancer. Lawmakers in the Sunshine State unanimously approved the cancer benefits bill, helping families pay medical bills.

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