Safe Use of Medications

Safe Use of Medications

Effective Dates

June 30, 2019 and still in effect

Policy Code

HC-02

General Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Section 36 of the Workers’ Compensation Act S.Y. 2008, c. 12 (the Act) states that Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) may provide payment for health care assistance. This includes medications appropriate to treat an injured worker’s work-related injury and any associated subsequent disorders that arise from the work-related injury.

Purpose

PURPOSE

There can be risks and negative side effects associated with any medication. In particular, opioids (narcotic pain medication) can be harmful if not used safely and monitored appropriately. This policy establishes parameters for the appropriate coverage and safe use of medications, including opioids, in the treatment of workrelated injuries.

It outlines the responsibilities of the injured worker, the prescribing medical practitioner and YWCHSB.

Safe Use of Medications

December 31, 2009 - June 29, 2019 | HC-02 | Health Care Services

Merits and Justice of the Case

December 31, 2013 and still in effect | EN-02 | Entitlement

Subsequent Disorders or Conditions Resulting from a Work-Related Injury

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

Mitigation of Loss

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