History of changes to the Policies and Information Manual

Date of distribution: September 7, 2022

TRANSMITTAL SHEET No: 04 – 2022 September 7, 2022

WHAT'S CHANGED (Please read the policy documents for complete information).
Please note that policy changes since the last issue are indicated by shaded text or shading in the left margin.

  • Medical cannabis – Policy 04-06, Part II, Application 6 and Addendum A
    We added a new application and addendum under Policy 04-06, to address coverage for pharmaceutical cannabinoids and cannabis authorized for medical use.

    Application 6 outlines clear criteria and requirements for coverage for pharmaceutical cannabinoids and medical cannabis. The policy also provides:

    • A list of designated conditions for which WCB may approve coverage
    • Specific criteria for approving coverage for prescription cannabinoids
    • Specific criteria for approving coverage for medical cannabis
    • Legal and health professional requirements
    • Specific worker responsibilities
    • Limits and guidance on appropriate dose and administration route
    • Requirement for ongoing clinical reassessments

    Addendum A provides a list of the legal and medical references that form the basis of this policy provisions.

Complete list of changed documents

Document Old New
04-06, Health Care No previous version Part II, Application 6
(issue date September 7, 2022)
No previous version Part II, Addendum A
(issue date September 7, 2022)

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