Recent Changes - WCB Alberta

Recent changes to the Policies and Information Manual

Date of distribution: July 4, 2018

TRANSMITTAL SHEET No: 04 – 2018      July 4, 2018

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.

  • Policy 03-01, Injuries

    Revisions have been made to Part I and several applications in Part II of Policy 03-01, to reflect legislative amendments that came into force on April 1 and June 1, 2018. The revisions are:

    • Part I – Updates to the Reference section to include new sections of the Workers’ Compensation Act
    • Part II, Application 1Relationship to Compensable Accident – a change to Question 3 to include the new provision effective June 1, 2018, that allows workers or workers’ dependants to apply to the Appeals Commission for a medical panel in some circumstances
    • Part II, Application 3,Occupational Disease – changes to Questions 1 and 2 to reflect the role of the new Occupational Disease and Injury Advisory Committee in defining occupational disease
    • Part II, Application 6, Psychiatric or Psychological Injury
      The Board of Directors approved revisions to clarify the coverage that came into effect April 1, 2018:
      • Additions have been made to Question 8 and a new Question 9 has been added to clarify presumptive coverage for traumatic onset psychological injury. Cross-references have been added or updated as appropriate.
      • Question 10 (formerly Question 9), has been amended to clarify coverage for correctional officers.
    • The effective date is unchanged at April 1, 2018, applying to all claims with a date of accident on or after that date.

  • Complete list of changed documents

    Document Old New
    Policy 03-01, Injuries Part I Policy 03-01, Part 1
    (issue date July 4, 2018)
    Part II, Application 1 Policy 03-01, Part II, Application 1
    (issue date July 4, 2018)
    Part II, Application 3 Policy 03-01, Part II, Application 3
    (issue date July 4, 2018)
    Part II, Application 6 Policy 03-01, Part II, Application 6
    (issue date July 4, 2018)

    2018 Policy Transmittals