Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills

Bill 145, WSIB Coverage for Workers in Residential Care Facilities and Group Homes Act, 2017

WSIB Coverage for Workers in Residential Care Facilities and Group Homes Act, 2017

EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 is amended to provide that an employer who operates a residential care facility or a group home is a Schedule 1 employer for the purposes of the Act.

Bill 145                                                                                                                                     2017

An Act to amend the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

1 Section 2 of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 is amended by adding the following subsection:

Residential care facilities and group homes

(3)  An employer, whether public or private, in either of the following industries is a Schedule 1 employer for the purposes of this Act:

    1.  Residential care facilities, including retirement homes, rest homes and senior citizen’s residences.

    2.  Group homes.

Commencement

2 This Act comes into force six months after the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3 The short title of this Act is the WSIB Coverage for Workers in Residential Care Facilities and Group Homes Act, 2017.

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