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Public Employees' Retirement System; disability retirement   

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If a local legislative body establishes a pension trust pursuant to this article that provides for disability retirement or has established reciprocity with a retirement system that provides for disability retirement, the legislative body of the local agency, in determining whether a member is eligible to retire for disability, shall make a determination on the basis of competent medical opinion and shall not use disability retirement as a substitute for the disciplinary process.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 370, Sec. 5.)