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Proposed amendments to policy on cancer as a compensable consequence

For cancer to be considered a compensable consequence of a traumatic injury, WorkSafeBC policy sets out five criteria that must be met. Our Policy, Regulation and Research Department is releasing a discussion paper with options on proposed amendments to update this policy to reflect current medical literature.

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: Chantelle Roy
Senior Policy & Legal Advisor
Policy, Regulation and Research Department
P.O. Box 5350, Stn. Terminal
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5L5

The consultation period ended on October 20, 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.