Workers' Compensation Safety Board of Nova Scotia

Current Consultations and Archive

Current Consultations

Rate setting policies being revised:

The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (the “WCB”) consults with stakeholders before creating new policies or revising existing policies.  Policy topics may be chosen from the Revolving Program Policy Agenda, or they may come from emerging issues or trends in the workers’ compensation environment.  The particular topics discussed in the attached paper originated from the workers’ compensation appeal system. 

The Board of Directors has decided that the following two policies be revised to provide greater clarification and to address issues raised by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal:  

  • Policy 9.3.1R1 – Classification, Rate Setting and Experience Rating Process.
  • Policy 9.3.3R1 Data Used in Rate Setting at Rate Group Level

The attached consultation paper  “Program Policy Background Paper - Clarification of Rate Setting Policies: Policy 9.3.1R1 – Classification, Rate Setting and Experience Rating Process and Policy 9.3.3R1Data Used in Rate Setting at Rate Group Level” provides background and rationale for the proposed changes and includes draft revisions to the policies.

The proposed policy revisions do not change the way in which
the WCB carries out the annual rate setting process. Rather, the proposed revisions provide additional detail on how the WCB currently carries out the process.  The policy background paper makes it clear that broad changes to the process are not under consideration at
this time.

The consultation period concludes on June 30th, 2017.  Please review the background paper and draft policy revisions and provide your written feedback by June 30th, 2017 to:

Nancy Stacey
Policy Analyst
WCB of Nova Scotia
PO Box 1150
Halifax NS B3J 2Y2


Archive Consultations

The following is a listing of the policy topics the WCB has consulted on in recent years. Please click on a topic to link to the respective consultation paper.