New Jersey Administrative Code
Title 17 - TREASURY - GENERAL
Chapter 2 - PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM
Subchapter 9 - WORLD TRADE CENTER ACCIDENTAL DISABILITY
Section 17:2-9.2 - Definitions

Universal Citation: NJ Admin Code 17:2-9.2
Current through Register Vol. 55, No. 48, December 18, 2023

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

"Emergency medical technician" means a person who was trained in basic life support services, as defined in section 1 of P.L. 1985, c. 351 (N.J.S.A. 26.2K-21), and certified by the Department of Health to perform these services, as of the date(s) the member or retiree participated in World Trade Center rescue, recovery, or cleanup operations.

"Public service" includes paid and volunteer positions.

"Qualifying condition or impairment of health" includes: diseases of the upper respiratory tract and mucosae, including conditions of conjunctivitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, vocal cord disease, upper airway hyper-reactivity and tracheo-bronchitis, or a combination of such conditions; diseases of the lower respiratory tract, including, but not limited to, bronchitis, asthma, reactive airway dysfunction syndrome, and different types of pneumonitis, such as hypersensitivity, granulomatous, or eosinophilic; diseases of the gastroesophageal tract, including esophagitis and reflux disease, either acute or chronic, caused by exposure or aggravated by exposure; diseases of the psychological axis, including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, or any combination of such conditions; diseases of the skin, such as contact dermatitis or burns, either acute or chronic in nature, infectious, irritant, allergic, idiopathic or non-specific reactive in nature, caused by exposure or aggravated by exposure; and new onset diseases resulting from exposure as such diseases occur in the future, including cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asbestos-related disease, heavy metal poisoning, musculoskeletal disease, and chronic psychological disease.

"Tier 1" means a member or retiree enrolled in PERS before July 1, 2007.

"Tier 2" means a member or retiree eligible for enrollment in PERS on or after July 1, 2007, and before November 2, 2008.

"Tier 3" means a member or retiree eligible for enrollment in PERS on or after November 2, 2008, and on or before May 21, 2010.

"World Trade Center Health Program" means the program created by the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act of 2010, including the Clinical Centers of Excellence administered by the Centers for Disease Control/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

"World Trade Center rescue, recovery, or cleanup operations" means the rescue, recovery, or cleanup operations at the World Trade Center site between September 11, 2001 and October 11, 2001.

"World Trade Center site" means any location below a line starting from the Hudson River and Canal Street, east on Canal Street to Pike Street, south on Pike Street to the East River, and extending to the lower tip of Manhattan.

Adopted by 53 N.J.R. 82(b), effective 1/4/2021

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