Human Resources Legislative Update
Ontario Expanding Presumptive Cancer Coverage for Firefighters to include Thyroid and Pancreatic Cancers
Date: March 9, 2023
The Ontario government has announced it will be introducing regulatory amendments to expand the presumptive cancer coverage for firefighters to include thyroid and pancreatic cancers.
This expanded coverage will be retroactive to January 1, 1960 and will be applicable to full-time, volunteer and part-time firefighters, firefighters employed by First Nations band councils, and fire investigators.
The list of existing diseases which have presumptive coverage for firefighters is found in Ontario Regulation 253/07 made under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997.
We will provide a further update once the regulatory amendments become available.
If you have any questions about the expansion of coverage and its impact in the fire sector, please reach out to your regular Hicks Morley lawyer.
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