On Sunday, 16 December 2018, the Department of Labour will close a call for public participation on the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill.
The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill (COIDA) was published for comment in Government Gazette No. 41985 dated 18 October 2018.
The Bill, introduced by the South African Minister of Labour, Mildred Nelisiwe Oliphant, aims to:
“Amend the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 130 of 1993 so as to substitute, insert, delete and repeal certain sections and definitions; to provide coverage for domestic employees, to provide for rehabilitation, re- integration and return to work of occupationally injured and diseased employees; to regulate the use of health care services.”
The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Amendment Bill also intends “to provide for the reopening of claims; to provide for criminal and administrative penalties; to regulate compliance and enforcement, to provide for no fault based compensation system and to provide for matters connected therewith.”
The call for comments on the Bill closes on Sunday, 16 December 2018.