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.