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Specialist requirements

We have specific guidelines for specialists. The guidelines cover:

Specialist services generally fall into three categories:

  1. Trauma – performed in an emergency, immediately following an injury

  2. Consultation – expedited or non-expedited

  3. Surgery – expedited or non-expedited

Of the three, you need our approval only to perform surgery. To get approval, fax us a completed Authorization Request for Surgery Form 83D6. Our fax number is at the top of the form.

All surgical requests need to include the following information:

  • Specialist’s name
  • Date
  • Worker’s name and WorkSafeBC claim number
  • Proposed surgical details (type of surgery and location where it is to be performed)
  • Consult report

Depending on the type of treatment you provide to an injured worker, you will need to use different forms and methods to send your reports to us. For more information on which reporting procedures you need to follow, refer to the Doctors of B.C. Physician Reference Guide.

Depending on the type of treatment you provide, you will need to use different forms and methods to submit invoices to us. For more information on which invoicing procedures you need to follow, refer to the Doctors of B.C. Physician Reference Guide.

You bill us using Teleplan. Fees for services are outlined in the Doctors of B.C. / WorkSafeBC Memorandum of Agreement.

Checking your payment status

The fastest, easiest way to check the status of your invoice is through our online check invoice status tool. 

Check invoice status

Referring a patient for additional treatment

If you’re treating workers who need additional treatment or services, you can refer them to any of our rehabilitation programs, or to other health care provider types.

For diagnostic imaging referrals, you can fax our Requisition for Medical Imaging form to the Visiting Specialists' Clinic (VSC) at 604.214.6799 from the Lower Mainland or 1.888.967.5377 from elsewhere in Canada.