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Presumptive Disability Law in Ontario
 
CODE PART:
 
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997
ONTARIO REGULATION 253/07

Ontario Legislative Website
 
 
DESCRIPTION:
 
Interpretation
  1. In this Regulation, "full-time fire fighter" means a worker who is a fire fighter as defined in section 1 of the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, who is regularly employed on a salaried basis and who is scheduled to work an average of 35 hours or more per week. O. Reg. 253/07, s. 1.
  2. Prescribed class
    Full-time fire fighters are prescribed as workers for the purposes of subsections 15.1 (1) and (4) of the Act. O. Reg. 253/07, s. 2.
  3. Prescribed circumstances
    For the purposes of subsection 15.1 (1) of the Act, the worker must have sustained the heart injury while, or within 24 hours of,
    1. attending a fire scene in the performance of his or her duties as a full-time fire fighter; or
    2. actively participating in a training exercise that is related to his or her duties as a full-time fire fighter and that involves a simulated fire emergency. O. Reg. 253/07, s. 3.
  4. Prescribed diseases
    For the purposes of subsection 15.1 (4) of the Act, the following are prescribed diseases:
    1. Primary-site brain cancer.
    2. Primary-site colorectal cancer.
    3. Primary-site bladder cancer.
    4. Primary acute myeloid leukemia, primary chronic lymphocytic leukemia or primary acute lymphocytic leukemia.
    5. Primary-site ureter cancer.
    6. Primary-site kidney cancer.
    7. Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
    8. Primary-site esophegeal cancer. O. Reg. 253/07, s. 4.
  5. Conditions and restrictions
    1. The presumption in subsection 15.1 (4) of the Act does not apply in respect of primary-site colorectal cancer unless the worker, (a) was diagnosed with the disease before he or she attained the age of 61 years; and (b) was employed as a full-time fire fighter for a total of at least 10 years before being diagnosed. O. Reg. 253/07, s. 5 (1).
    2. The presumption in subsection 15.1 (4) of the Act does not apply in respect of primary-site brain cancer unless the worker was employed as a full-time fire fighter for a total of at least 10 years before being diagnosed. O. Reg. 253/07, s. 5 (2).
    3. The presumption in subsection 15.1 (4) of the Act does not apply in respect of primary-site bladder cancer, primary acute myeloid leukemia, primary chronic lymphocytic leukemia, primary acute lymphocytic leukemia or primary-site ureter cancer unless the worker was employed as a full-time fire fighter for a total of at least 15 years before being diagnosed. O. Reg. 253/07, s. 5 (3).
    4. The presumption in subsection 15.1 (4) of the Act does not apply in respect of primary-site kidney cancer or primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma unless the worker was employed as a full-time fire fighter for a total of at least 20 years before being diagnosed. O. Reg. 253/07, s. 5 (4).
    5. The presumption in subsection 15.1 (4) of the Act does not apply in respect of primary-site esophegeal cancer unless the worker was employed as a full-time fire fighter for a total of at least 25 years before being diagnosed. O. Reg. 253/07, s. 5 (5).
 
 
 
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