WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors Approves Policy Changes

EIN Work Safe BC 400

August 18, 2022

On July 13, 2022, WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved the following policy changes.

Industry group movement

WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved policy changes on industry group movement to align policy with the current rate setting model adopted on January 1, 2019, and to ensure WorkSafeBC’s timely ability to place and move industry groups into appropriate rate groups. See full announcement here.

Worker mileage rate review

Changes to policy in Item C10-83.00 Transportation, in Volumes I and II of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, will align reimbursement rates for health-care-related travel with the Canada Revenue Agency maximum tax-exempt mileage allowance for British Columbia, and will be adjusted on January 1st of each year. See full announcement here.

Determining workplace status

WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved policy amendments on determining workplace status to align policy with the Workers Compensation Act and the common law, and to reflect the changing nature of work in British Columbia. See full announcement here.

Suitable occupation for loss of earnings assessment

WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved policy changes to clarify the factors considered when determining a suitable occupation for loss of earnings assessments. See full announcement here.

Signature requirements for applications and forms

WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved changes to policy items #93.25, Signature on an Application for Compensation and #95.10, Form of Reports of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II. See full announcement here.

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