BOD Decision -2004/11/16-04 – Reconsideration and Reopening Policy Amendments
At its meeting on November 16, 2004, the Board of Directors approved amendments to policies in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual and the Assessment Manual dealing with the Bill 63 reopening and reconsideration provisions.
Specifically, the Board of Directors approved the following amendments:
- Policy item C14-101.01, Changing Previous Decisions - General, of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual ("RS&CM"), Volume I and II, to clarify what constitutes a new matter for adjudication and the implementation of Review Division and Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal decisions;
- Policy item C14-102.01, Changing Previous Decisions - Reopenings, of the RS&CM, Volume I and II, to clarify recurrence of an injury and reopening on application versus on own initiative;
- Policy item C14-103.01, Changing Previous Decisions - Reconsiderations, of the RS&CM, Volume I and II, to provide that the correction of an administrative error such as a mathematical or clerical error does not constitute a reconsideration; and
- Item AP1-96-1, Reconsiderations of Decisions, of the Assessment Manual, to clarify that the correction of administrative errors and the implementation of Review Division and the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal decisions do not constitute a reconsideration.
The policy amendments took effect on January 1, 2005 and apply to all decisions on or after January 1, 2005.