Policy Manual - Overview

The Policies in this manual contain the rules the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) applies when interpreting the Workers' Compensation Act.  These policies are approved by the WCB Board of Directors, who are granted policy-making authority by Section 183 of the Act.  Policies approved by the Board of Directors are binding on the WCB.  They are also binding on the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Tribunal (WCAT), unless WCAT finds a policy to be inconsistent with the Act.

All new policies approved by the Board of Directors are provided to Policy Manual holders as updates to the Policy Manual. If you would like to purchase a copy of the Policy Manual, please call 491- 8363.

Policy Manual Introduction
Policy Manual Overview
Policy Manual Subject Index

Policy Manual Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Entitlement
Chapter 2 - Health Care
Chapter 3 - Short-term and Long-term Benefits
Chapter 4 - Vocational Rehabilitation
Chapter 5 - Re-employment
Chapter 6 - Survivor Benefits
Chapter 7 - Specialized Adjudication
Chapter 8 - Internal Appeals
Chapter 9 - Assessments and Collections
Chapter 10 - General Policies
Chapter 11 - Prevention