What's New

Here we will list consultations taking place across the province to help develop policies on a wide range of issues as well as new or amended policies

Open for consultation

No open consultations at this time. 

New or Amended Policies

"Occupational Hearing Loss - Injuries on or after January 1, 2000" (amended Policy):

Stemming from a recent Court of Appeal Decision, (“Surette v. Nova Scotia (Workers’ Compensation Board), 2017 NSCA 81”), regarding board ”Policy 1.2.5AR1: Occupational Hearing Loss – Injuries on or after January 1, 2000” the Board of Directors invited stakeholders to provide feedback on a one-step consultation to address the requirement for an audiogram within 5 years of leaving the noisy work environment. Click the following link for access to the full document details, (Program Policy Background Paper: Noise Induced Hearing Loss).  This  consultation closed on February 16th, 2018. 

The WCB received two stakeholder submissions in response to the consultation.  The Board of Directors thanks all stakeholders for taking the time to prepare feedback and participate in the policy consultation process.

On March 29th, 2018, the Board of Directors considered the stakeholder feedback and approved the final policy revisions in the following report, “Noise Induced Hearing Loss – Final Program Policy and Supporting Rationale”.

For a copy of the revised Policy click the following link;  Policy 1.2.5AR2