BILL 54

An Act to Amend the Workers’ Compensation Act

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

1 Subsection 8(1) of the Workers’ Compensation Act, chapter W-13 of the Revised Statutes, 1973, is repealed.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

Section 1

The existing provision is as follows:

8(1) Where it appears that by the laws of any other province, state or country, a worker or his dependents resident in New Brunswick would be entitled in respect of death or injury in such province, state, country or jurisdiction to compensation corresponding or similar to that provided in this Part, and an Order in Council to that effect has been passed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, the Commission may order that payments of compensation under this Part may be made to persons resident in such province, state, country or jurisdiction but, except as provided in this section or subsection 38.91(5), nothing in this Part entitles any person not resident in New Brunswick to compensation payments, but the Commission may upon application grant leave from time to time to any worker or dependent resident in New Brunswick at the time of the accident to reside out of New Brunswick without thereby forfeiting the right to compensation payments under this Part.