BOD Decision -2008/05/28-04 - Charging of Claim Costs
At their meeting on May 28, 2008, the Board of Directors approved a Resolution to harmonize Prevention Policy Item D24-73-1 on claim cost levies with section 73(1) of the Workers Compensation Act.
The Board of Directors approved changes to the Claim Costs Levy Policy, in line with the Act, which permits WorkSafeBC the discretion in the amount of claim cost levy imposed up to the statutory maximum for that year. The old policy had unlawfully required WorkSafeBC to always charge an employer the statutory maximum, although in practice, the Act was commonly followed and not the policy. The two now no longer conflict and the changes are effective July 1, 2008.