World Trade Center Health Program; addition of certain types of cancer to the list of WTC-related health conditions. Final rule

Fed Regist. 2012 Sep 12;77(177):56138-68.


Title I of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 amended the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) to establish the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program. The WTC Health Program, which is administered by the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provides medical monitoring and treatment to eligible firefighters and related personnel, law enforcement officers, and rescue, recovery, and cleanup workers who responded to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and to eligible survivors of the New York City attacks. In accordance with WTC Health Program regulations, which establish procedures for adding a new condition to the list of covered health conditions, this final rule adds to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions the types of cancer proposed for inclusion by the notice of proposed rulemaking.

MeSH terms

  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Eligibility Determination / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Government Programs / economics
  • Government Programs / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Health Care Costs / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / economics
  • Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Neoplasms / etiology*
  • New York City
  • Occupational Diseases / classification
  • Occupational Diseases / economics
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology*
  • Occupational Exposure / economics
  • Occupational Exposure / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rescue Work / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • United States
  • Virginia