4th Session, 41st Legislature
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THE WORKERS COMPENSATION AMENDMENT ACT
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(Assented to )
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:
1 The Workers Compensation Act is amended by this Act.
2 Subsection 1(1) is amended
(a) in the definition "accident", by striking out "and" at the end of clause (b), adding "and" at the end of clause (c) and adding the following after clause (c):
(d) a stress-induced mental disorder,
(b) in clause (d) of the definition "occupational disease", by adding "or a stress-induced mental disorder" after "stress"; and
(c) by adding the following definition:
"stress-induced mental disorder" means a mental condition that
(a) is diagnosed by a physician or psychologist as a mental disorder described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and
(i) a reaction to one or more traumatic events arising out of and in the course of a worker's employment, or
3 Section 71.1 is replaced with the following:
71.1 The board must, as soon as possible after the end of each year and not later than April 30, provide the minister with a five-year plan respecting
(a) the strategic direction of the board;
(b) expected trends with respect to workplace injury or illness and the resulting compensation to workers;
(c) a review and a summary of the board's
(i) workplace safety and health policies,
(ii) medical aid policies, and
(iii) prevention activities as described in subsection 54.1(2); and
4 The following is added after section 71.3 and before the centred heading that follows it:
71.4 The board must publish the report referred to in section 70 and the plan referred to in section 71.1 on its website or through other public means within a reasonable time after each is laid before the Legislative Assembly.
5 This Act comes into force 90 days after the day it receives royal assent.