BOD Decision -2003/06/17-02 – Policy Clarification of Appeal Rights
Policy item #108.50 - Appeals Against Decisions on Applications for Reconsideration - was deleted from the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual effective March 3, 2003 as part of the policy changes made to implement the Workers Compensation Amendment Act (No. 2), 2002 (Bill 63). Questions have arisen as to the applicability of this policy item to the WCB Review Division or the Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal in considering pre-March 3, 2003 WCB decisions on reconsideration under the Bill 63 transitional provisions.
At their June 17, 2003 meeting, the Board of Directors issued a policy clarification stating that policy item #108.50 was not intended to, and does not, apply to the Review Division or WCAT.