Proposed amendments to mental disorder policy

The compensation policy review Restoring the Balance: A Worker-Centred Approach to Workers’ Compensation Policy makes two recommendations to amend WorkSafeBC’s mental disorder policy in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.

  • Recommendation #39 suggests amending policy to update the definition of "significant work-related stressor" by removing the requirement for the stressor to be unusual.
  • Recommendation #40 suggests amending policy to clarify the application of the "labour relations exclusion" provision in the Workers Compensation Act.

Proposed deletions of policy wording are identified with a strikethrough and additions are highlighted in bold.

The discussion paper, revised policies, and information on how to provide feedback can be accessed through the following link:

You can provide feedback on the options and draft policy amendments in one of three ways:

(a) Comment link:

This consultation is now closed.

(b) Email:
(c) Mail: Kim Fournier
Quality Manager
Policy, Regulation and Research Department
P.O. Box 5350, Stn. Terminal
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5L5

The consultation period ended on October 6, 2023. WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors will consider stakeholder feedback before making a decision on the policy amendments.

Please note that all comments become part of the Policy, Regulation and Research Department's database and may be published, including the identity of organizations and those participating on behalf of organizations. The identity of those who have participated on their own behalf will be kept confidential according to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.