What's New

Here we will list consultations taking place across the province to help develop policies on a wide range of issues as well as new or amended policies

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New or Amended Policies

"Psychological Injury - 1.3.9R" (amended Policy):

On October 26th, 2017 Government passed amendments to the Act that provided the benefit of presumption for PTSD to front-line or emergency-response workers. Regulations to support the implementation of the PTSD presumption were passed in October 2018, and both the presumption and the regulations are effective October 26th, 2018. 

To ensure clarity and transparency Policy 1.3.9 has been revised to acknowledge the PTSD presumption for front-line or emergency-response workers. 

In keeping with the WCB’s Policy Consultation Policy, stakeholders were provided with an opportunity to comment on this policy change.  The deadline to provide comments was January 11th, 2019.

On January 31st, 2019 the Board passed the recommended revisions.

See the attached paper “Psychological Injury: Final Policy Decision and Supporting Rationale” for further details.

For a copy of the revised Policy click the following link;  Policy 1.3.9R