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Discussion Paper - Proposed Schedule B Amendments Regarding Bronchogenic Carcinoma (Lung Cancer) in Asbestos-Exposed Workers Consultation

Schedule B of the Workers Compensation Act (“Act”) provided a presumption of work causation in favour of a worker who had developed primary site lung cancer where there had been exposure to airborne asbestos dust and where one or both of the following diseases were present:

  • asbestosis, or
  • bilateral diffuse pleural thickening or fibrosis, over 5 mm thick and extending over more than a quarter of the chest wall.

At issue was whether these descriptions contained in Schedule B of the Act were current and supportable based on the most current medical science.

Consultation closed February 5, 2010.

Consultation Deadline: Feb 5, 2010 File type: PDF (1 MB) Asset type: Discussion Paper