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Policy decision finalized at the June 2012 WorkSafeBC Board of Directors meeting

The following Resolutions were finalized by WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors in June 2012. For information about the function and mandate of the Board of Directors, please see Governing Structure.

Bill 14, Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2011 - Mental Disorders

By resolution dated June 20, 2012, the Board of Directors of WorkSafeBC approved deletion of Item C3-13.00, Mental Stress, of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II; and replacement with new Item C3-13.00, Section 5.1 - Mental Disorders, to reflect the Bill 14 amendments to the Workers Compensation Act, as they relate to compensation for mental disorders. The legislative amendments will come into effect on July 1, 2012.

New Item C3-13.00, Section 5.1 - Mental Disorders, applies to every decision made by WorkSafeBC or the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal on or after July 1, 2012, in respect of a claim made but not finally adjudicated before July 1, 2012.

The resolution and policy amendments are effective July 1, 2012.

You may also review a table summarizing the consultation results.

For further information on this issue, please contact Susan Hynes at 604 276-5160.

Bill 14, Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2011 - Apprentice or Learner

By resolution dated June 20, 2012, the Board of Directors of WorkSafeBC approved amendments to policy item #67.40, Apprentice or Learner, of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II to reflect the Bill 14 amendments to the Workers Compensation Act, as they relate to the calculation of average earnings for apprentices or learners. The legislative amendments will come into effect on July 1, 2012.  

The amended policy applies to an injury that occurs on or after July 1, 2012.

The resolution and policy amendments are effective July 1, 2012.

You may also review a table summarizing the consultation results.

For further information on this issue, please contact Susan Hynes at 604 276-5160.