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    Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined

      Section: 52:17B-243: Retirement procedure for certain injured law enforcement officers.

1. a. A State, county, or municipal law enforcement officer who has been injured in the performance of the officer's duties shall not be discharged from employment as a result of a determination, based upon a medical examination by a physician designated by the employer of the officer, that the officer is physically incapacitated, due to the injuries, for the performance of the officer's usual duties or any other available duties in the department which the employer is willing to assign to the officer.

b. Pending retirement, the employer of the law enforcement officer shall maintain health insurance for the officer at the level that coverage was provided prior to the injury.

c. The provisions of this section shall apply only when the law enforcement officer has filed an application for retirement with the Police and Firemen's Retirement System, the State Police Retirement System, or the Public Employees' Retirement System and the officer has sick leave or workers' compensation time available.

d. The provisions of this section shall apply to both civil service and non-civil service jurisdictions.

L.2017, c.3, s.1.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2017-03-07 13:28:08.

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