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WORKERS COMPENSATION ACT 1987 - SECT 67A
Special provisions for HIV/AIDS
67A Special provisions for HIV/AIDS
(1A) For the purposes of the determination of the amount of permanent
impairment compensation payable, HIV infection and AIDS are each considered to
result in a degree of permanent impairment of 100%.
(2) Section 68 does not
apply to a loss that is HIV infection or AIDS.
(3) The regulations may make
provision for methods for determining for the purposes of this Act whether a
person is HIV infected or is suffering from AIDS. Regulations need not be made
under this subsection and in the absence of regulations the determination of
whether a person is HIV infected or suffering from AIDS is to be on the basis
of medical opinion.
(4) Permanent impairment compensation is not payable in
respect of permanent impairment that is HIV infection or AIDS if the
impairment resulted from voluntary sexual activity or illicit drug use. This
subsection does not limit the operation of section 14 (Conduct of worker etc).
(5) In this section
"HIV infection" means infection by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and
"AIDS" means Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
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