Discussion paper - Bill 23 – Permanent Partial Disability Benefits
On August 14, 2020, the Workers Compensation Amendment Act, 2020 (Bill 23) came into effect. Under Bill 23, 34 legislative amendments were made to the Workers Compensation Act. One of these legislative amendments concerns permanent partial disability benefits and came into effect on January 1, 2021.
On November 18, 2020, WorkSafeBC's Board of Directors approved changes to 25 policies in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II to ensure policy is consistent with the Bill 23 amendments regarding permanent partial disability benefits. These policy changes became effective January 1, 2021.
Our Policy, Regulation and Research Division is now releasing a discussion paper with options on these newly revised policies to identify whether further policy changes are necessary. You’re invited to provide feedback on the options until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021.