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BOD Decision – 2003/01/21-01 - Consequential Policy Amendments in Regards to the Workers Compensation Act (No. 2 ), 2002

Complete Resolution

The Board of Directors approved consequential policy amendments to the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volumes I and II, the Assessment Manual and the Prevention Manual to implement certain provisions of the Workers Compensation Amendment Act (No. 2), 2002 or Bill 63 and the policies approved by the Panel of Administrators in December 2002. 

These policy amendments were effective March 3, 2003, when Bill 63 generally came into force. They removed references to the current appeal structure, insert references to the new review/appeal structure, amend all remaining policies on changing Board decisions to ensure consistency with Bill 63 and the already-approved substantive policies in this area, delete out-of-date material on how policy should be applied, reflect the Board's statutory disclosure responsibilities in relation to reviews and appeals and amend statutory quotations.