BILL NO. 56
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
56 Elizabeth II, 2007
Private Member's Bill
Workers' Compensation Act
First Reading: December 3, 2007
This Bill requires the Governor in Council to pass regulations adding primary-site lung cancer, primary-site colorectal cancer and primary-site ureter cancer to the table of diseases set out in Section 2 of the Firefighters' Compensation Regulations.
An Act to Amend Chapter 10
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
of the Acts of 1994-95,
the Workers' Compensation Act
1 (1) Section 35A of Chapter 10 of the Acts of 1994-95, the Workers' Compensation Act, as enacted by Chapter 5 of the Acts of 2003, is amended by adding immediately after subsection (5) the following subsections:
(5A) Notwithstanding subsection (5), the Governor in Council shall, within six months of the coming into force of this subsection, make regulations adding primary-site lung cancer, primary-site colorectal cancer and primary-site ureter cancer to the list of diseases set out in the table in Section 2 of the Firefighters' Compensation Regulations made pursuant to this Section and setting out the minimum periods of employment or volunteer work for those cancers for the purpose of the table.
(2) Subsection 35A(6) of Chapter 10 is amended by striking out "subsection (5)" in the second line and substituting "this Section".
(5B) In addition to the requirements of subsection (5A), the presumption for a primary-site lung cancer only applies to a worker who was a non-smoker immediately before the day of the accident for the minimum period of time determined by the Governor in Council by regulation.
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