Policy 1.3.9 Psychological Injury (Policy Consultation):
On October 26th, 2017 Government passed amendments to the Act that provided the benefit of presumption for PTSD to frontline or emergency response workers. Regulations to support the implementation of the PTSD presumption were passed in October 2018, and both the presumption and the regulations are effective October 26th, 2018.
To ensure clarity and transparency Policy 1.3.9 has been revised to acknowledge the PTSD presumption for frontline or emergency response workers. This is the only change to Policy 1.3.9 that is being considered at this time.
In keeping with the WCB’s Policy Consultation Policy, stakeholders are provided with an opportunity to comment on this policy change. The deadline to provide your comments is January 11th, 2019.
See the attached paper “Minor Revision to Policy 1.3.9 – Psychological Injury” for further details.
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