In January 2018, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors commissioned an external compensation policy review. The resulting report, entitled Restoring the Balance: A Worker-Centred Approach to Workers’ Compensation Policy, was published in April 2018 and contains a number of recommendations. Recommendations #5 through #15 propose amendments to WorkSafeBC’s Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) policies, and recommendations #16 and #19 propose amendments to cost relief policy in relation to VR and return to work.
The Policy, Regulation and Research Division is releasing a discussion paper to stakeholders for comment. The discussion paper includes:
- Options on proposed policy regarding vocational rehabilitation
- Options on proposed next steps regarding cost relief
The discussion paper, draft policies, and information on how to provide feedback can be accessed through the following link:
The consultation period for this item will end at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 12, 2019. The Board of Directors will consider stakeholder feedback before making a decision on the proposed policy.