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The following decision was finalized by WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors ("BOD") in November, 2012. For information about the function and mandate of the BOD, please see Governing Structure.
On November 28, 2012, the BOD approved a new policy, Item AP1-2-4, Extended Coverage for Motion Picture or Television Productions, of the Assessment Manual.
Once this policy comes into effect, a motion picture or television production firm may apply to WorkSafeBC to have all individuals engaged to provide services on a motion picture or television production, who are not otherwise entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits, declared workers of the motion picture or television production firm.
You may examine the resolution (PDF 289kb) of the BOD. This policy is effective January 1, 2013 and applies to all applications for extended coverage for motion picture or television productions made on or after January 1, 2013.
For further information on this issue, please contact Susan Hynes at 604 276-5160.