BOD Decision -2003/11/19-02 – Two Amendments Pertaining to the List of Occupational Diseases
The Board of Directors approved a housekeeping amendment to the Occupational Disease Recognition Regulation and consequential changes to policy items #26.02 and #32.60 of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual to bring them up-to-date with current medical terminology.
The key changes include:
- Changing all the references in regulation and policy from "Infectious Hepatitis" to "Hepatitis A."
- Removing "Serum Hepatitis" from the Regulation. "Serum Hepatitis" is an outdated description of Hepatitis B, which is already recognized as an occupational disease by inclusion in Schedule B to the Workers Compensation Act.
The amendment to the Occupational Disease Recognition Regulation will came into force 90 days after their deposit under the Regulations Act. The changes to published policy took effect on the same date as the amendments to Occupational Disease Recognition Regulation and apply to all new decisions on or after that date.