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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Appeal process for public safety medical expenses. Specifies that a police officer or firefighter who suffers an injury or illness in performance of the person's duty and whose request for payment of care is denied by a city may appeal the denial to the local pension board that has jurisdiction over the police officer or firefighter. Requires the local pension board to conduct a hearing on the appeal using the same board procedures for conducting a hearing on determinations of disability or impairment for purposes of the pension fund. Provides that the determination of the local pension board after a hearing is final and may be appealed to the court.