WorkSafeBC’s Policy, Regulation and Research Department is releasing a discussion paper with proposed amendments to mental disorder policy.
The compensation policy review Restoring the Balance: A Worker-Centred Approach to Workers’ Compensation Policy makes two recommendations to amend WorkSafeBC’s mental disorder policy in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II.
- Recommendation #39 suggests amending policy to update the definition of “significant work-related stressor” by removing the requirement for the stressor to be unusual.
- Recommendation #40 suggests amending policy to clarify the application of the “labour relations exclusion” provision in the Workers Compensation Act.
The discussion paper and information on how to provide feedback can be found here:
You’re invited to provide feedback on the options until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2023. WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors will consider stakeholder feedback before making a decision on the policy amendments.
Policy, Regulation and Research Department