BOD Decision -2005/08/08 – WCAT Decision #2005-01710
At its meeting on August 8, 2005, the Board of Directors considered a decision of the Chair of the Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal that policy item #1.00(4) (now #1.03(b)(4)) of the Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual is so patently unreasonable that it is not capable of being supported by the Workers Compensation Act ("Act") and its regulations. This determination was made under section 251(3) of the Act.
The specific issue for the Board of Directors to determine was whether the policy in question can be rationally supported by the Act. To assist in answering this question, the Board of Directors sought advice from its General Counsel, the Policy and Research Division and from an independent and external Legal Counsel.
The Board of Directors made a decision on this issue at the August 8, 2005 meeting.