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Effective date: 
Tuesday, August 3, 1993
Last update: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Policy Purpose

The Government Employees Compensation Act (GECA) determines eligibility for compensation benefits for employees falling within its jurisdiction. Under an agreement with the Federal Government, the GECA is administered in Manitoba by the Manitoba Workers Compensation Board.

The definition of accident included in the Government Employees Compensation Act requires clarification. This policy sets forth the principles upon which the definition of accident will be interpreted.

The Appeal Commission shall apply this interpretation to all appeals heard on or after August 3, 1993.