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Surveillance Policy

Published on: February 01, 2019

On January 23, 2019, the Board of Directors approved new policy item #97.70, Surveillance, of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.

Proposed merits and justice policy amendment

Published on: January 30, 2019

The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper with options on proposed policy amendments to policy item #2.20 to stakeholders for comment.

2019–2021 policy workplans

Published on: December 11, 2018

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.

Certificate of Recognition Program

Published on: December 06, 2018

On November 22, 2018, the Board of Directors approved new policies for the Certificate of Recognition Program, Items AP1-42-4 of the Assessment Manual and D2-111-4 of the Prevention Manual.

Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule 2017 Review

Published on: November 20, 2018

On October 25, 2018 the Board of Directors approved amendments to the Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule (PDES) in the Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual, Volume II, to update conditions to ensure the PDES reflects best practices for assessment and diagnosis.

Section 55 and mental disorder claims

Published on: October 04, 2018

The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper reviewing how section 55 of the Workers Compensation Act is applied to mental disorder claims. The discussion paper includes questions for consideration. The feedback received will inform the development of draft policy which will then be released for consultation prior to the Board of Directors’ consideration and approval.

Bill 9 – Mental Disorder Presumption

Published on: July 17, 2018

On July 12, 2018, the Board of Directors approved amendments to Chapter 3 in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.

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