Policy Manual

WCB Nova Scotia's Policy Manual

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How to use the WCB Policy Manual 


About the Policy Manual

The WCB Nova Scotia Policy Manual provides policy information for workers and employers covered by the Nova Scotia Workers’ Compensation program, as well as for other interested parties to aid in understanding the policy positions adopted by the Board of Directors of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia.

Our Board-developed policies, along with the Workers’ Compensation Act and provincial regulations, help to establish the framework for determining coverage and benefits. Generally, program policies are used to:

  • Define discretionary authority granted under the legislation and/or regulations; 
  • To clarify a legislated or regulatory requirement; and 
  • To provide direction and clarification to support consistent decision-making.

The online Policy Manual can be downloaded and contains links and references which makes the manual easier to search and navigate. The Nova Scotia WCB no longer distributes paper copies of the Policy Manual.

The WCB also offers two notification services, you can sign up below to receive notification by email of changes to WCB Policies or to receive information on upcoming WCB policy consultation. 

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