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Firefighters’ Compensation Regulations

made under subsection 35A(5) of the
Workers’ Compensation Act
S.N.S. 1994-95, c. 10
O.I.C. 2003-341 (August 1, 2003, effective July 30, 2003), N.S. Reg. 140/2003

1 These regulations may be cited as the Firefighters’ Compensation Regulations.

Prescribed diseases and minimum periods
2 The diseases and corresponding minimum periods of employment or volunteer work set out in the following table are prescribed for the purposes of subsections 35A(2) and (3) of the Workers’ Compensation Act:

DiseaseMinimum Period of Employment
or Volunteer Work
Primary-site brain cancer10 years
Primary-site bladder cancer15 years
Primary-site kidney cancer20 years
Primary non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma20 years
Primary leukemia5 years
Primary site colon cancer20 years

Volunteer firefighters
3 A firefighter who is or has been a member of a volunteer fire department is deemed to meet a minimum period of volunteer work prescribed by Section 2 if the firefighter

(a) participated in at least 20% of all activities of the volunteer fire department each year, including fire calls and training, conducted during the minimum period; and

(b) has written confirmation of active member status for the minimum period in a form approved by the Workers’ Compensation Board and signed by the Chief or Deputy Chief of the volunteer fire department for which the firefighter worked.