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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Original Author: Cross, Steven
Co-author: Ashburn, Melissa
Hodge, Elisha
Stokes, Richard
Wolf, Dennis
Date of Material: 10/05/2019

Personnel--Health and safety

"Barry Brady Act" : A Report with Recommendations for Tennessee Municipalities on Public Chapter 490

Reviewed Date: 05/09/2022
An MTAS report with recommendations regarding the implementation of the 2019 "Barry Brady Act." The Barry Brady Act or Public Chapter 490 amends T.C.A. § 7-51-201 by adding subsection (d) which outlines specific types of cancers that are presumed to have been acquired as the result of employment in the fire service and the eligibility requirements for firefighters seeking to be covered by the presumption. This public chapter outlines specific employment, pre-employment, and annual medical monitoring that a firefighter must undergo in order to be covered by the presumption. The Tennessee State Legislature passed Public Chapter 754 in June 2020 amending the Barry Brady Act removing some of the physical medical exam deadlines previously listed in the legislation.

Related Resources

MTAS Pre-Employment Physical Medical Examination Waivers (updated 4/1/2020)

NFPA 1582 Standard Medical Requirements for Firefighters and Fire Department Physicians

Tennessee Code Annotated § 7-51-201  | Click this link for statute text

Main Document(s):
file 2022-Barry Brady Act-TCA7-51-201-Revised 05-04-2022.pdf
Reference Document(s):
file Suggested screening tests for covered cancers_final.pdf
file MTAS Brady Fitness for Duty Form 2020_1.docx
file MTAS Brady Fitness for Duty Form 2020_1.pdf
file TN-2020-Public Chapter0754.pdf