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BOD Decision -2012/06/20-2 – Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2011 (Bill 14) Amendments to Section 5.1 of the Workers Compensation Act

By resolution dated June 20, 2012, the Board of Directors of WorkSafeBC approved deletion of Item C3-13.00, Mental Stress, of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II; and replacement with new Item C3-13.00, Section 5.1 - Mental Disorders, to reflect the Bill 14 amendments to the Workers Compensation Act, as they relate to compensation for mental disorders. The legislative amendments came into effect on July 1, 2012.

New Item C3-13.00, Section 5.1 - Mental Disorders, applies to every decision made by WorkSafeBC or the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal on or after July 1, 2012, in respect of a claim made but not finally adjudicated before July 1, 2012.

The resolution and policy amendments were effective July 1, 2012.

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Meeting Date: Jun 20, 2012 File type: PDF (100 KB) Asset type: Policy & Regulation Decision