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Proposed evidence and decision-making policy amendments

In January 2018, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors commissioned an external compensation policy review. The resulting report entitled Restoring the Balance: A Worker-Centred Approach to Workers’ Compensation Policy was published April 2018 and contains a number of recommendations. Recommendation #32 is for WorkSafeBC to consider incorporating the principles regarding standard of proof and medical evidence from recent judicial decisions into policy.

The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper with options on proposed amendments to policy to stakeholders for comment. Proposed deletions of policy wording are identified with a strikethrough and additions are identified in bold.

Discussion paper

There are a number of ways for stakeholders to provide feedback on the options and draft policy amendments:


(a) Comment link:

This consultation is now closed.

(b) Email:
(c) Mail: Willa Duplantis
Quality Manager
Policy, Regulation and Research Division
P.O. Box 5350, Stn. Terminal
Vancouver BC V6B 5L5
(d) Fax: 604.279.7599;
or toll-free in B.C. 1.877.279.7599

The consultation period will end on September 23, 2019. The Board of Directors will consider stakeholder feedback before making a decision on policy amendments.

Please note that all comments become part of the Policy, Regulation and Research Division’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.