Bill 9 — Mental Disorder Presumption

The Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 9) amends the Workers Compensation Act by adding a mental disorder presumption for correctional officers, emergency medical assistants, firefighters, police officers, and sheriffs who are exposed to one or more traumatic events as part of their employment.

The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper on proposed mental disorder policies, with options, to stakeholders for comment.

The discussion paper, draft policies, and information on how to provide feedback can be accessed through the following link:

Bill 9 — Mental Disorder Presumption

The consultation period for this item will end at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018. The Board of Directors will consider stakeholder feedback before making a decision on the proposed policies.

Please note that COCA will be submitting comments on behalf of members. If you are making a submission on behalf of your own organization or company or would like to provide input to COCA’s response, please email to