The Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual (RS&CM) is comprised of two Volumes of official policies of WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors respecting compensation and rehabilitation for injured workers and their dependants under British Columbia’s Workers Compensation Act (Act). The Act requires WorkSafeBC and the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal to apply these policies when making decisions.
Volume I and Volume II apply to different categories of injured workers and their dependants, which are explained in the transitional provisions of sections 228 and 229 of the Act. To determine which Volume of the RS&CM applies to a worker’s claim, please see policy item #1.03.
Volume II of the RS&CM was created in order to implement new compensation policies reflecting significant legislative changes that were made in 2002.
For convenience, the law and policy applicable to the category of injured workers governed by the law in place immediately before the 2002 legislative changes are called the former provisions, and the law and policy applicable to the category of injured workers governed by the law in place after the 2002 legislative changes are called the current provisions. RS&CM, Volume I sets out the former provisions. RS&CM, Volume II sets out the current provisions.