Alternative Treatment

Alternative Treatment

Effective Dates

June 30, 2011 and still in effect

Policy Code


General Information

Subsection 36(2) of the Workers’ Compensation Act S.Y. 2008 (the "Act") specifies that the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) has the authority and discretion to determine the necessity, character and sufficiency of health care assistance.

Subsection 37(2) of the Act states that YWCHSB may permit the use of alternative treatment options desired by workers in the treatment of work-related injuries.




This policy establishes when YWCHSB may waive YWCHSB policy RE-03, "Mitigation of Loss", in order to permit an injured worker to use alternative treatment; the objective is to ensure that the worker’s recovery is promoted and not delayed by such treatments.

Treatments that meet the criteria established under YWCHSB policy HC-01, "Overview: Provision of Health Care Assistance" fall outside the scope of this policy, such as treatments that are verified through current evidence-based guidelines, are supervised by a medical practitioner, and meet other requirements as set out policy HC-01.


Merits and Justice of the Case

June 30, 2008 - December 16, 2013 | EN-02 | Entitlement

Subsequent Disorders or Conditions Resulting from a Work-Related Injury

June 30, 2008 and still in effect | EN-10 | Entitlement

Overview: Provision of Health Care Assistance

December 31, 2009 and still in effect | HC-01 | Health Care Services

Duty to Co-Operate, Part 2 of 4: Roles and Responsibilities

December 31, 2009 - June 30, 2012 | RE-02-2 | Return to Work

Duty to Co-Operate, Part 4 of 4: Penalities for Non Co-Operation

December 31, 2009 - June 30, 2012 | RE-02-4 | Return to Work

Mitigation of Loss

December 31, 2009 - June 30, 2012 | RE-03 | Return to Work