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Coverage – Medical First Responders
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PRO 04/2024

Effective date: September 1, 2023

Application: Medical first responders of the Saskatchewan Health Authority

Policy subject: Employer coverage and registration


To establish guidelines for coverage of medical first responders.


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The Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) has approved POL 04/2024, Coverage – Medical First Responders. The following procedure provides WCB staff with guidelines for the management of these claims.


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  1. The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is designated as the “employer” and will be responsible for maintaining records of medical first responders participating in emergency situations, training, certification and re-certification.
  2. SHA is responsible for reporting all injuries to the WCB and supporting injured workers in their rehabilitation and return to work.
  3. In the event of a reported incident or injury, the WCB will verify with SHA that the worker is a registered medical first responder.

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Legislative Authority

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The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013
2(1)(ii), 3(3), 70(5), 81

The Worker's Compensation General Regulations, 1985, Section 3(gg)

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Document History

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  1. POL and PRO 07/2005 Coverage – First Responders (effective November 1, 2005, to August 31, 2023)
  2. POL and PRO 11/98 Coverage - First Responders (effective October 1, 1998 to October 31, 2005.)

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