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On May 31, 2012, the B.C. legislature passed Bill 14, Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2011, which amends Section 5.1 of the Workers Compensation Act, changing coverage for mental disorders caused by work.
The changes, which took effect on July 1, 2012, apply to all decisions made by WorkSafeBC or the Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal on or after that date.
Learn how the mental disorder legislation (Bill 14) impacts:
You can also learn more by reviewing frequently asked questions (PDF 153kb) about mental disorder claims.
At the same time as the legislation relating to mental disorders was introduced, changes to occupational health and safety ("OHS") policies relating to bullying and harassment were also developed. They were passed by the Board of Directors in March 2013, and become effective November 1, 2013.
To learn how to keep your workplace safe from bullying and harassment, visit our Bullying and Harassment page.