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Year Bill/Reg./Act Jurisdiction Status
2021 Bill 267 Provincial
2nd Reading
OHS Impact
The Bill amends the Act to provide that the chronic or traumatic mental stress of certain individuals is presumed to have arisen out of and in the course of the individuals’ employment. The presumption applies to any individual who, at any time during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ontario, worked for a business that the Government of Ontario listed as essential in an order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act or the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, or who was otherwise considered essential, including the individuals listed in the Bill. 
Changes
Amendment seeks to guarantee workers designated as essential or working in a workplace designated as essential have access to presumptive coverage for WSIB mental health benefits for chronic or traumatic mental stress injuries

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