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Although NOT MANDATORY, Ontario MDs can insure themselves and staff for Occupational illnesses and death cheaply by WSIB at the rate of 73 cents per every $100 of OHIP income and salary. For $200,000, yearly premium would be $1460, (about $28 a week). Correspondence with the late WSIB Chair Lincoln Alexander QC shows that provided contact with communicable illness is noted in an office diary, the MD and Staff would be covered by WSIB if infected. Estate of SARS-killed GP Nestor YANGA received nothing from the Ontario Government as he was “self-employed”. Had he been covered by WSIB his Estate would have received approximately $100,000. From our medical correspondent and the Ontario Medical Forum

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 at 8:53 am and is filed under Publisher's Page.