Petitions to Add Autoimmune and Cardiovascular Conditions to the List of WTC Health Program Covered Conditions
On September 3rd, 2023, all of the Clinic Directors of the World Trade Center Health Program joined Dr. Dave Prezant, FDNY DC, including Michael Crane, MD Mount Sinai CCE, Jacqueline Moline, MD Northwell CCE, Denise Harrison, MD NYU CCE, Ben Luft, MD Stony Brook CCE, Iris Udasin, MD Rutgers CCE, Jeffrey Low, MD FDNY CCE in filing two petitions the World Trade Center Health Program to add Autoimmune and Cardiovascular conditions to the list of WTC Health Program Covered Conditions.
Under the James Zadroga, 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, the law governing the World Trade Center Health Program, the Health Program provides medical treatment to 9/11 responders and survivors based on a list of approved conditions whose cause has been associated with exposure to the toxins at Ground Zero. The statute outlines the process and requirements that need to be met for the World Trade Center Health Program Administrator to add conditions to the list of covered conditions.
Now, as required by the statute, the program administrator will have to review their petitions and determine if they have provided sufficient evidence to meet the law’s requirements.