§ 16-162. Membership.  

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  • (a) Conditions of eligibility.

    (1) All full-time firefighters, and all future new full-time firefighters, shall become members of this system as a condition of employment.

    (2) All future firefighters shall be required to complete a medical examination as prescribed by the city. Based upon medical evidence of a pre-existing adverse health condition, resulting from the prescribed examination or other records or medical history, the board may declare any member ineligible for disability benefits hereunder, as related to such preexisting condition. Each declaration must also be reflected in the minutes of the meeting of the board at which such declaration was formally adopted or established by the board.

    (b) Application for membership. Each firefighter shall complete a form prescribed by the board providing the following information:

    (1) Acceptance of the terms and conditions of the retirement system;

    (2) Designation of a beneficiary or beneficiaries;

    (3) A sworn statement as to prior medical history;

    (4) A written release and waiver of right to privacy permitting the board to obtain, discuss and distribute all medical records to the board, the board attorney and any medical professions retained by the board; and

    (5) Authorization for payroll deductions payable to the system.

(Ord. No. 98-18, § 2, 10-20-98)