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Extensions of coverage for the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction’s work experience programs

Published on: July 14, 2021

On March 30, 2021, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved amendments to three existing extensions of coverage under section 7(2)(b) of the Workers Compensation Act (Act) for work experience programs administered by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. The Board of Directors also approved extending coverage under section 7(2)(b) of the Act for the Ministry’s Research and Innovation Program.

Classification changes

Published on: January 28, 2021

On January 27, 2021, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved policy changes to the effective date for classification changes due to a change in business operations.

Policy amendments to implement the Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020 (Bill 23)

Published on: October 21, 2020

On October 21, 2020, the Board of Directors approved amendments to 45 policies in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II, the Assessment Manual, and the Prevention Manual, to ensure policy is consistent with 32 amendments to the Workers Compensation Act, which came into effect on August 14, 2020 as a result of Bill 23.

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