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BOD Decision -2014/05/28-02 – Bill 17, Heart Disease and Heart Injury Presumption for Firefighters

On May 28, 2014, the Board of Directors approved:

  • to rescind policy dealing with firefighters and heart injury in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II ("RS&CM"); and
  • to remove a cross-reference of that policy in the RS&CM.

The policy changes were made to ensure consistency with changes to the Workers Compensation Act under Bill 17, which provides a presumption in favour of coverage for firefighters and heart disease and heart injury.

The policy changes came into effect on May 29, 2014.

Meeting Date: May 28, 2014 File type: PDF (70 KB) Asset type: Policy & Regulation Decision