BILL NO. 85
4th Session, 61st General Assembly
61 Elizabeth II, 2012
Private Member's Bill
Workers' Compensation Act
The Honourable Michel Samson
First Reading: May 9, 2012
Clause 1 expands the definition of "worker" to include an auxiliary member of a municipal police department or RCMP detachment to whom Part I of the Workers' Compensation Act will apply as a result of Clause 2.Clause 2 provides for the application of Part I of the Workers' Compensation Act to the auxiliary members of a municipal police department or RCMP detachment upon application by the municipality that established the police department or within the boundaries of which the RCMP detachment is located and serves.
1 Clause 2(ae) of Chapter 10 of the Acts of 1994-95, the Workers' Compensation Act, is amended by adding immediately after subclause (v) the following clause:
2 Chapter 10 is further amended by adding immediately after Section 5 the following Section:
(2) Where a detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police provides police services to two or more municipalities, the municipalities may enter into an agreement for the sharing of the costs associated with the admission of the auxiliary members of the detachment to the application of this Part.
(a) the auxiliary members are workers; andfor the purpose of this Part.
(a) arrive at the place where a training exercise begins until the exercise has been completed; or
(b) receive a notification, by any means, of an emergency, including the time of travel to the police station or the site of the emergency where they perform duties until, after being released from duty, they return home, to the place where the notification was received, to their place of regular employment or to any place for treatment, refreshment or recreation, whichever they reach first.(5) The Board shall, by regulation, determine the minimum and maximum earnings of the auxiliary members of the municipal police department or Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment for the purpose of calculating the average earnings of the auxiliary members pursuant to subsection (5).
(6) The municipality deemed to be the employer of the auxiliary members of a municipal police department or Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment pursuant to subsection (2) shall choose an amount between the minimum and maximum amounts determined by the Board pursuant to subsection (4) to apply as the average earnings for the auxiliary members.
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