Changes to Mental Disorder Presumption Regulation
Presumption is extended to emergency dispatchers, nurses, and health-care assistants.
Minister of Labour Harry Bains announced regulatory changes that — as of yesterday — extend the mental health presumption to emergency dispatchers, nurses, and publicly funded health-care assistants.
An amendment to the Workers Compensation Act last spring added mental health disorders to the list of illnesses that are recognized as being associated with certain professions — specifically, police, firefighters, paramedics, sheriffs, and correctional officers. With these regulatory changes, emergency dispatchers, nurses, and publicly funded health-care assistants will join those professions.
For more information, please refer to the Ministry of Labour's news release announcing the regulatory changes.