Recent changes to the Policies and Information Manual

Date of distribution: April 3, 2018

TRANSMITTAL SHEET No: 03 – 2018      April 3, 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.

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.

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2018 Policy Transmittals