BILL NO. 151
4th Session, 61st General Assembly
61 Elizabeth II, 2012
Workers' Compensation Act
CHAPTER 65 OF THE ACTS OF 2012
The Honourable Marilyn More
Minister responsible for the Workers' Compensation Act
First Reading: November 27, 2012 (LINK TO BILL AS INTRODUCED)
Second Reading: November 29, 2012
Third Reading: December 4, 2012
Royal Assent: December 6, 2012
An Act to Amend Chapter 10
of the Acts of 1994-95,
the Workers' Compensation Act
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
1 Section 35 of Chapter 10 of the Acts of 1994-95, the Workers' Compensation Act, is amended by
(a) adding "(1)" immediately after the Section number; and
(b) adding the following subsection:
(2) Notwithstanding clause 71(1)(a), the Board may only adjust its determination of the amount of compensation payable as a permanent-impairment benefit to a coal miner who qualifies for compensation pursuant to subsection (1) if there is, in the Board's opinion, an increase in the coal miner's loss of lung function that was not taken into account at the most recent determination of the coal miner's permanent-impairment rating.
2 This Act has effect on and after June 23, 2011.
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