WAC 296-14-330: What tobacco use shall exclude a firefighter from a presumption of coverage?

Link to law: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=296-14-330
Published: 2015

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What tobacco use shall exclude a firefighter from a presumption of coverage?









The following table summarizes the situations listed in WAC 296-14-310 through 296-14-325 under which a presumption of coverage shall or shall not apply for firefighters due to tobacco use.

Medical condition Presumptions shall not apply Presumption shall apply

Heart problems experienced within seventy-two hours of exposure to smoke, fumes, or toxic substance Current smoker Firefighters that never smoked tobacco

Former smoker who last smoked less than two years prior to the cardiac event Former smoker who last smoked two years or more prior to the cardiac event

Asthma
 
Current smoker Firefighters that never smoked tobacco

Former smoker who last smoked less than five years before date of manifestation of the disease Former smoker who last smoked five years or more before date of manifestation of the disease

COPD/emphysema/chronic bronchitis
 
Current smoker Firefighters that never smoked tobacco

Former smoker who last smoked less than fifteen years before date of manifestation of the disease Former smoker who last smoked fifteen years or more before date of manifestation of the disease

Lung cancer
 
Current smoker Firefighters that never smoked

Former smoker who last smoked less than fifteen years before date of manifestation of the disease Former smoker who last smoked fifteen years or more before date of manifestation of the disease

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.32.185. WSR 03-12-046, § 296-14-330, filed 5/30/03, effective 7/1/03.]