Proposed policy amendments regarding Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule 2018 Review
The Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule (PDES) is a guide set out in policy to assist in the calculation of permanent disability awards. As medical and scientific methods and approaches to disability assessment change over time, it is necessary to review the PDES and associated policies regularly to ensure the content remains current.
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper on the PDES 2018 Review with options and draft policies to stakeholders for comment. Proposed deletions of policy wording are identified with a
strikethrough and additions are identified in bold.
There are a number of ways for stakeholders to provide feedback on the options and draft policy amendments:
|(a) Comment link:||
Through the Comment link below, you will be able to provide immediate feedback by completing an online submission form.
Please note: Once you click the “submit” button at the bottom of the form you cannot access it again to make additional comments. Therefore, if you wish to make detailed comments in the feedback section, you may want to draft your comments using a word processing format and then cut and paste them into the submission form.Comment
Alternatively, submissions can be submitted as follows:
|(c) Mail:||Sheena Clarkson
Senior Policy & Legal Advisor
Policy, Regulation and Research Division
P.O. Box 5350, Stn. Terminal
Vancouver BC V6B 5L5
or toll-free in B.C. 1.877.279.7599
The consultation period will end on May 31, 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.