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Workers Compensation Act – Part 1

Part 1 as it relates to the accident fund and insurance assessments

Section 1 of the Workers Compensation Act ("Act") provides definitions that apply to the whole Act. It precedes Part 1 of the Act.

Division 4 of the Act addresses the collection of assessments (insurance premiums). Divisions 1, 5 and 6 address matters such as scope, procedures, general powers of WorkSafeBC, composition of the Board of Directors and the process at WorkSafeBC’s Review Division.

The following table provides links to the Insurance Assessment-Related Divisions of Part 1 of the Act.

Part 1 Compensation to Workers and Dependants

Division/Section Title Act Sections Division
Scope of this Part 2 to 4 1
Accident Fund and Assessments 36 to 52 4
Procedure and Miscellaneous 53 to 78 5
Workers’ Compensation Board 79 to 101 6

In addition to Part 1, some sections in Part 4 of the Act also apply to these matters.

The BC Laws site provides an unofficial electronic version of the Workers Compensation Act. The Province holds copyright and the official, printed version of the Act can be obtained from Crown Publications.