Whereas the sworn, full-time, regular employed state, county and municipal police officers of this state are required by law and policy to enforce the penal laws of the State of Alabama; and fire fighters must expose themselves to the dangers of fire suppression and hazardous material incident control; and in so doing augment the dangers inherent in such duty; it is the sense of the Legislature of Alabama that if such police officers or fire fighters contract any disease deemed crippling or fatal, because of the lack of a known cure, such police officers or fire fighters shall be given preferential treatment towards admission to any research program at any state-owned or supported medical facility, hospital or learning center in the State of Alabama.

(Acts 1985, No. 85-542, p. 781, §1.)

Terms Used In Alabama Code 36-21-11

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608