At the October 26, 2022 WorkSafeBC Board of Directors meeting, the following items were approved:
Other Matters (alcoholism)
The Board of Directors approved policy changes to Item C4-32.00, Other Matters, of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual (RS&CM), Volume II to replace outdated terminology referring to the worker as an “alcoholic” and language which describes the pattern of behaviours associated with alcoholism.
The amended policy applies to all decisions made on or after December 1, 2022.
Please click the link below to view the Resolution https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/law-policy/board-of-directors-decisions/bod-2022-10-26-08-other-matters-alchoholism?lang=en
Recovery Procedures for Overpayments
The Board of Directors approved changes to policy item #48.42, Recovery Procedures for Overpayments, of the RS&CM, Volumes I and II. The amended policy applies to all decisions made on or after December 1, 2022.
Please click on the link below to view the Resolution.https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/law-policy/board-of-directors-decisions/bod-2022-10-26-09-recovery-procedures-overpayments?lang=en
At the November 23, 2022 Board of Directors meeting, the following item was approved:
Measurement of Earnings Loss – Wage Inflation Adjustment Factor
The Board of Directors approved an amendment to policy in Item C6-40.00, Section 196 Permanent Partial Disability Benefits, of the RS&CM, Volume II, to clarify the factor used to adjust earnings for inflation in calculating a loss of earnings award is based on the change in annual average of wages and salaries in B.C.
Please click on the link below to view the Resolution.https://www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/law-policy/board-of-directors-decisions/bod-2022-11-23-07-measurement-of-earnings-loss-wage-inflation-adjustment-factor?lang=en