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Discussion Paper - Permanent Disability Evaluation Schedule Consultation

Discussion paper

The PDES is a guide set out in policy to assist in the calculation of permanent disability awards granted under the loss of function method. At issue was a comprehensive review of the PDES to ensure that it remained current and effective in practice, and to consolidate and clarify guidance on assessing permanent disability awards under the loss of function method. Also at issue was whether to develop a formal process for ongoing review of the PDES.

At its meeting on November 28, 2012, WorkSafeBC's governing body, the Board of Directors approved the release of a discussion paper and draft policies on the PDES for stakeholder review and comment.

Consultation closed September 27, 2013.