Psychological Treatment

Psychological Treatment

Effective Dates

June 30, 2013 and still in effect

Policy Code


General Information

Section 36 of the Workers’ Compensation Act S.Y. 2008 (the Act) states that the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) may provide payment for health care assistance. The Act further provides YWCHSB with the authority and discretion to determine the necessity, character and sufficiency of health care assistance.

YWCHSB policy EN-09, "Adjudicating Psychological Disorders" outlines how psychological injury claims are to be adjudicated. EN-09 focuses on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder arising from a single critical incident or series of incidents related to the workplace. YWCHSB recognizes that in some instances a need for psychological treatment may develop where the claim was not originally accepted as a psychological injury.


Psychological treatment may be necessary at times to assist an injured worker with their recovery and facilitate an early and safe return to work. This policy outlines under what circumstances YWCHSB will authorize payment for psychological treatment. It further establishes the responsibilities of the injured worker, psychological treatment provider and YWCHSB.

Merits and Justice of the Case

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

Adjudicating Psychological Disorders

June 30, 2008 - June 29, 2019 | EN-09 | Entitlement

Overview: Provision of Health Care Assistance

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

Duty to Cooperate Part 2 of 4: Roles and Responsibilities

June 30, 2012 and still in effect | RE-02-2 | Return to Work

Duty to Cooperate Part 4 of 4: Penalties for Non Cooperation

June 30, 2012 and still in effect | RE-02-4 | Return to Work

Mitigation of Loss

June 30, 2012 and still in effect | RE-03 | Return to Work