Policy development and consultation - WCB Alberta

Policy development and consultation

Section 6 of the Workers' Compensation Act (WCA) authorizes the Board of Directors to determine policy. The WCA, Regulation and policy provide the decision-making framework on entitlements and benefits for injured workers and on the responsibilities of employers.

WCB's Policy Development department supports the Board of Directors in this responsibility by:

  • researching and analyzing policy issues
  • managing WCB’s stakeholder consultation process through our website
  • drafting policy for consideration by WCB's senior management team and the Policy Committee of the Board of Directors

Get more in-depth information about our policy development and consultation process. To view policies currently posted for consultation and to provide comments and feedback, visit our What's new in policy? section.

If you have a question about how a policy applies to your claim or employer account, contact your adjudicator, case manager or account manager directly. Policy Development does not work with individual claims or employer accounts.

If you feel a policy should be changed, you can request a policy review. Please follow the process in the Policies & Information Manual under G-4.

Policy development plan

Each year, the policy development plan identifies the issues WCB plans to address during the current year. For 2018, the policy development agenda is driven by the legislative changes contained in Bill 30. For this reason, there is not a separate 2018 Policy Plan as the 2018 roadmap, which will be updated throughout the year, captures the policy development agenda.

Policy consultation archives

2017 consultation

  • Concurrent Conditions
    Dec. 8/16 – Mar. 9/17 – Stage 2
    Policy 04-02, Part II, Application 1 and Policy 05-02, Part II, Application 1

2016 consultation

  • States of Emergency and Temporary Modified Work
    July 5/16 - Oct. 4/16 - Stage 2
    Policy 04-05, Part II, Application 2 and Policy 07-02, Part II, Application 2

2014 consultation

2013 consultation

For consultations from previous years, please send us an email.

Resources

  • 2018 roadmap
    For 2018, the policy development agenda is driven by the legislative changes contained in Bill 30.