BILL NO. 30
2nd Session, 62nd General Assembly
63 Elizabeth II, 2014
Private Member's Bill
Workers' Compensation Act
The Honourable Frank Corbett
Cape Breton Centre
First Reading: October 10, 2014
Clause 1 adds a definition of "first responder" and expands the definition of "worker" to include first responders in the Workers' Compensation Act.
Clause 2 provides for the application of Part I of the Workers' Compensation Act to first responders upon application of a municipality within whose boundaries the first responder is located and serves.
An Act to Amend Chapter 10
of the Acts of 1994-95,
the Workers' Compensation Act,
Respecting First Responders
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:1 Section 2 of Chapter 10 of the Acts of 1994-95, the Workers' Compensation Act, is amended by
(3) A first responder is considered to be in the course of employment from the time the first responder receives notification from an authorized emergency services dispatcher until, after being released from duty, the first responder returns home, to the place where the notification was received, to the first responder's place of regular employment or to any place for treatment, refreshment or recreation, whichever the first responder reaches first.
(5) The municipality deemed to be the employer of a first responder 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 average earnings of first responders.
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