9/11 Worker Protection Task Force Extended to 2015
August 13, 2010
Governor Paterson signed legislation extending the September 11 Worker Protection Task Force another five years, through June 2015. Established in 2005, the Task Force recommended changes to the WTC disability and workers' compensation laws, which expanded benefits to additional first responders. These recommendations were passed by the New York State legislature and signed into law. In addition, the legislation increases the Task Force to 20 members, including the Medical Director of the Mount Sinai Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The panel also includes elected City and State officials, union leaders and other physicians specializing in occupational medicine.