WORKPLACE SAFETY AND INSURANCE

ONTARIO MOVING CLOSER TO CREATING STATUTORY PRESUMPTION FOR PTSD CLAIMS MADE BY EMERGENCY RESPONSE WORKERS By: William M. Lemay and Samantha C. Seabrook Managing mental illness flowing from workers’ compensation claims may become more difficult for emergency management services employers in Ontario. On February 27, 2014, Bill 67, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Amendment Act (Post-Traumatic […]

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Edmonton paramedic hits roadblock returning to work after PTSD treatment

EDMONTON — After six years as a paramedic, David McAllister started to notice changes in his demeanour. “Nightmares, hyper-vigilance to sounds and things like that,” McAllister recalls. “I’ve never really been an anxious person and I started having anxiety attacks at work, I’d have them at home – I wasn’t able to sleep,” McAllister recalls. […]

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Manitoba government to speed up PTSD help for all workers

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government introduced legislation Monday that it says will provide the broadest workers compensation coverage in Canada for post-traumatic stress. The bill — like an existing law in Alberta and changes being eyed in some other provinces — would recognize post-traumatic stress disorder as a work-related occupational disease for first responders such […]

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New Saskatchewan law to allow patients to pay for MRI scans out-of-pocket

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s health minister says proposed legislation aimed at reducing wait times would allow patients to pay out-of-pocket for MRI scans. Dustin Duncan said Wednesday that the regulations could make MRI scans available at private clinics as soon as next spring. For every scan paid for privately, clinics would be required to provide a […]

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Announcement: Case Management Canada Appoints New Claims Systems Manager

Effective April 20, 2015 Case Management Canada Inc. (CMC) has appointed Chantal E. Sauve as its new Claims Systems Manager. Chantal brings over 7 years of insurance experience to CMC and was formerly a Branch Manager with HUB International Insurance, where she managed all aspects of an insurance brokerage branch and assisted in a company-wide […]

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Commission tackles issue of service dogs

Calls for public awareness after feedback DISABLED people with service dogs still face confusion and confrontation when trying to eat at restaurants, take taxis or even rent apartments. And businesses stuck refereeing conflicts between customers want better rules. That’s the upshot of a series of public consultations on service animals held by the Manitoba Human […]

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