Workers' Compensation Safety Board of Nova Scotia

NEW DEADLINE: Policy Consultation Extended to Jan 31

WCB Nova Scotia has a revolving program policy agenda that determines the policy topics for coming years, and is set through consultation by stakeholders.

The next topic is the development of a new policy regarding workers with pre-existing medical conditions. The intent of the proposed policy discussed in this paper is to provide clarity and consistency in the adjudication and management of claims involving a pre-existing condition.

In spring 2016, WCB's Board of Directors approved a two stage policy consultation on this topic.  The first stage of the consultation took place in June 2016 and involved a working group composed of key stakeholders including injured workers, labour, and employer groups.  This paper initiates the second stage of consultation.

WCB welcomes feedback on both this paper and the draft policy, and the Board of Directors will consider feedback received during this stage in determining whether revisions are required to the draft program policy before finalizing.

To review the background paper and the proposed changes, click here. If you would like to comment on the draft pre-existing conditions policy, please provide your feedback by January 31, 2017 to:

Caroline Read, Policy Analyst 
WCB Nova Scotia 
PO Box 1150 
Halifax NS B3J 2Y2 
902-491-8902 
E-mail: caroline.read@wcb.gov.ns.ca