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Established in 1985, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) is the final level of appeal to which workers and employers may bring disputes concerning workplace safety and insurance matters in Ontario. WSIAT has always been separate from and independent of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.



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  Decision 2 08
R. McCutcheon

  • Health care (fitness club membership)

The worker did not have entitlement for a fitness club membership, as it did not constitute health care within the definition in s. 32 of the WSIA. In so concluding, the Vice-Chair agreed with the analysis in Decision No. 1435/09. The Vice-Chair did not follow Decision No. 1561/10, which granted entitlement for a fitness club membership, as that decision did not address the question of whether a fitness club membership constituted health care.