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Planned consultation on adding a presumption for infections caused by communicable viral pathogens (including COVID-19)

Published on: May 21, 2020

Further to the direction from WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors (BOD), our Policy, Regulation and Review Division (PPRD) is preparing to release a discussion paper for consultation on adding a presumption for infections caused by communicable viral pathogens (including COVID-19) on an expedited basis.

The PRRD anticipates posting a discussion paper online for stakeholder feedback on June 1. Given the expedited process, consultation will be open for only two weeks. The BOD will consider all stakeholder feedback before making a decision.

For more information, please see our April 30, 2020, news release: WorkSafeBC looking at presumption for COVID-19 claims.