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Proposed policy amendments related to Bill 9 - Mental Disorder Presumption

Published on: May 24, 2018

The Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 9) amends the Workers Compensation Act by adding a mental disorder presumption for correctional officers, emergency medical assistants, firefighters, police officers and sheriffs who are exposed to one or more traumatic events as part of their employment.

Prior Shoulder Dislocations

Published on: April 20, 2018

On March 29, 2018, the Board of Directors approved amendments to Item C3-16.10, Pre-Existing Conditions − Specific Injuries, of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II (RS&CM).

2018 – 2020 Policy Priorities Workplans

Published on: February 08, 2018

At their January meeting, the Board of Directors approved the Policy, Regulation and Research Division’s 2018 – 2020 Policy Priorities Workplans. These workplans encompass policy priorities relating to compensation, occupational disease, assessments and occupational health and safety.

Measurement of Earnings Loss

Published on: November 24, 2017

On November 22, 2017, the Board of Directors approved changes to policy item #40.13, Measurement of Earnings Loss, of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II, to revise the factor used to adjust earnings for inflation in calculating a loss of earnings award.

Typographical error in Schedule B

Published on: November 24, 2017

On November 22, 2017, the Board of Directors approved amendments to Schedule B of the Workers Compensation Act to correct a recently identified typographical error in item 6 regarding asthma.

2018–2020 Policy Workplans

Published on: November 16, 2017

The Policy, Regulation and Research Division has prepared draft Policy Workplans for stakeholder review and comment. These workplans encompass proposed policy priorities relating to compensation, occupational disease, assessments and occupational health and safety.

Changes to clothing allowances

Published on: June 27, 2017

On May 25, 2017, the Board of Directors approved changes to Item C10-82.00, Clothing Allowances of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.