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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WESTPORT TO INDEMNIFY THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN MEDICAL EXPENSES FOR A CERTAIN RETIRED FIREFIGHTER.

     Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
     SECTION 1.  Notwithstanding section 100B of chapter 41 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Westport may indemnify Steve Lopes for all co-payments for reasonable hospital, medical,  surgical, chiropractic, nursing, pharmaceutical,  prosthetic and related expenses and reasonable charges for podiatry incurred after his retirement as a firefighter; provided, however, that: (i) the expenses for which indemnification is sought were the natural and proximate result of the disability for which Steve Lopes was retired; (ii) the hospital, medical,  surgical, chiropractic, nursing, pharmaceutical, prosthetic and related expenses and reasonable charges for podiatry to which such expenses relate were rendered within 6 months before the filing of each request for indemnification under this act; (iii) such expenses were in no way attributable to  Steve Lopes being gainfully employed after retirement or to any other willful act or conduct on his part; and (iv) such expenses are reasonable under  the circumstances.
     SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, September 7, 2016