Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board

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Policies

Policy EA-05 - Optional Coverage for Municipal or FN Officials

Effective Dates

July 1, 2008 and still in effect

Series

Employer Assessments

General Information

The Workers’ Compensation Act S.Y. 2008 (the "Act") may be extended to provide the protection and benefits of the workers’ compensation system for certain persons who are not automatically workers under the Act. This is done upon the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board’s (YWCHSB) acceptance of an employer’s application for optional coverage.

Once granted, optional coverage is then extended:

  1. to the employer and to the worker for immunity from civil suits resulting from workplace injuries; and
  2. to the worker for the comprehensive benefits provided by the   workers’ compensation system as established by the Act and relevant policies.

Purpose

This policy establishes the conditions of optional coverage that will be in effect for an elected official of a municipal council or an elected or appointed official of a First Nation, deemed as their workers under this policy.