Vocational rehabilitation and cost relief

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:

  1. Options on proposed policy regarding vocational rehabilitation
  2. 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:

Proposed policy amendments regarding vocational rehabilitation, and proposed options regarding cost relief

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.