What's new in policy?

Apr. 3, 2018

Bill 30, detailing changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA), received Royal Assent on December 15, 2017. It included changes to Policy 03-01, Part II, Applications 4 and 6, that came into force on April 1, 2018.

  • Policy 03-01, Part II, Application 4, Cardiac

    Section 24.1 of the WCA has been amended to expand the presumption for myocardial infarction to paramedics. A reference to the new presumption has been added to Question 2.

  • Policy 03-01, Part II, Application 6, Psychiatric or Psychological Injury
    Section 24.2 of the WCA has been amended to:

    • Add a presumption for traumatic psychological injury claims for all workers. Question 8 has been amended to reflect this change.
    • Expand the presumption for PTSD to include correctional officers and emergency dispatchers. Question 9 has been amended to add these workers to the presumption.

In addition, the entire WCB Policies & Information Manual has been updated to incorporate the new WCB logo.

Policies and Information Manual updated Apr. 3, 2018. Find the complete update here.

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