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BILL NO. 65

                                              Government Bill

                 
                                                               
              3rd Session, 56th General Assembly
                         Nova Scotia
                    44 Elizabeth II, 1995

                 
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                 An Act to Amend Chapter 508
                of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
                the Workers' Compensation Act










                 
                                                               
                                                               
                The Honourable Guy A. C. Brown
                      Minister of Labour


                 
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                               
                                                             
                 
                                                               
                           Halifax
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                       Explanatory Note


         This Bill permits compensation to be paid to workers with a permanent physical injury but
no loss of earnings or demonstrable impairment of earning capacity.  This will be continued by
the new Workers' Compensation Act which comes into force February 1, 1996.




                  An Act to Amend Chapter 508
                 of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
                 the Workers' Compensation Act



         Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:


         1  (1) Subsection 45(2) of Chapter 508 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Workers'
Compensation Act, is amended by striking out "is capable of impairing his earning capacity" in
the last line and substituting "causes a permanent medical impairment".

            (2) Subsection 45(3) of Chapter 508 is repealed.

            (3) Section 45 of Chapter 508 is deemed to have always read as amended by this
Section.