POA Decision – 2001/07/17-05 – Claims Avoidance
The Panel of Administrators approved amendments to the Board's policy regarding an employer's obligation not to discourage a worker from reporting to the Board, as provided in policy item #94.20 of the Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual. The amendments were required in order to recognize the repeal of section 13(2) and the enactment of section 177 of the Workers Compensation Act regarding attempts to prevent reporting. The amendments also recognize that the board may levy an administrative penalty in respect of a violation of section 177. The amendments came into effect on August 1, 2001.