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AGO Opinions with Topic: LIABILITY FOR HOSPITAL, MEDICAL AND NURSING CARE
AGO 1967 No. 28 >  August 3, 1967
PENSIONS - FIREMEN - AUTHORITY OF CITY COUNCIL TO REVIEW DECISION OF MUNICIPAL FIREMEN'S PENSION BOARD - LIABILITY FOR HOSPITAL, MEDICAL AND NURSING CARE
PENSIONS - FIREMEN - AUTHORITY OF CITY COUNCIL TO REVIEW DECISION OF MUNICIPAL FIREMEN'S PENSION BOARD - LIABILITY FOR HOSPITAL, MEDICAL AND NURSING CARE (1) The city council of a city which has covered its paid firemen under the pension provisions of chapters 41.16 and 41.18 RCW is not authorized to review, amend or reject a claim for a pension which has been allowed by the firemen's pension board for the city involved. (2) Where a paid fireman is disabled as a result of an injury incurred while in the performance of his duties as a fireman, (a) if coverage is under chapter 41.16 RCW, the municipal pension board is required to provide medical, hospital and nursing care in connection with the disability for such period as the board deems proper; (b) if coverage is under chapter 41.18 RCW, the municipal pension board is required to provide medical, hospital and nursing care in connection with the disability as long as the disability exists; (c) however, in neither case should the board be regarded as liable for any and all medical, hospital and nursing costs incurred by the disabled fireman without regard to whether the fireman has made a prior application and received prior approval in accordance with established procedures.
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