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WAC 296-14-325

When does the presumption apply to former smokers with heart or lung conditions?

(1) Heart problems: The presumption for heart problems will apply if a firefighter is a former smoker and last smoked two years or more prior to the cardiac event.
(2) Lung conditions: The presumption for lung conditions will apply:
(a) For asthma if the firefighter is a former smoker who last smoked five years or more prior to the date of manifestation of the disease; or
(b) For COPD/emphysema/chronic bronchitis if the firefighter is a former smoker who last smoked fifteen years or more prior to the date of manifestation of the disease; or
(c) For lung cancer if the firefighter is a former smoker who last smoked fifteen years or more prior to the date of manifestation of the disease.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.32.185. WSR 03-12-046, ยง 296-14-325, filed 5/30/03, effective 7/1/03.]
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