December 31, 2004 - February 11, 2007
The rehabilitation policy shall support the fundamental principles outlined in the Objects section of the Workers' Compensation Act, specifically; "to provide disabled workers with rehabilitation to assist them to overcome the effects of work-related disabilities as much as possible".
The policy falls within the context of the board's strategic plan which states, in part: "Working together with workers, employers, injured workers and their families, the board focuses on addressing the needs of workers and employers in changing work environments and helping workers overcome worker-related disabilities in both human and economic terms".
The policy outlines objectives, application and process, services, and the roles and responsibilities of participating members of the case management team. This policy recognizes that duty to accommodate forms part of the Human Rights Act.
The objective of rehabilitation is for an injured worker to overcome as much as possible the effects of a work-related disability in order to restore them to their pre-disability level of personal, social, and economicfunctioning.
The objective shall be met through a collaborative and client—centred approach, encouraging informed choices through active participation. Rehabilitation includes physical, psychological, and vocational rehabilitation.
The approach shall ensure injured workers are fully informed on options, process, decisions and possible outcomes. The process may include education, advocacy, early intervention, ongoing contact and communication, all directed to the health of the injured worker, with an early identification of rehabilitation needs and goals.
The process shall engage partners and stakeholders as members of the case management team, and may include the following at various stages of the process:
• Employer Community
• Medical Community (including physiotherapists, occupational
therapists, psychologists and so on)
• Community, including self-help groups
• WCH&SB adjudication, rehabilitation, and associated staff.
Early intervention is desired wherever appropriate, recognizing that an individual's disability may have different optimal timeframes for intervention.
Training-on-the-JobDecember 31, 1992 - December 31, 2004 | CS-04 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
RehabilitationDecember 8, 1993 - December 31, 2004 | CS-05 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
Vocational RehabilitationNovember 8, 1994 - December 31, 2004 | CS-07 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
Return-to-Work ProgramsMarch 7, 1995 - December 31, 2004 | CS-09 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
Graduated Return-to-Work ProgramMarch 6, 1995 - December 31, 2004 | CS-10 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
Suspension, Reduction and Termination of BenefitsMay 9, 1994 - June 30, 2008 | CL-30 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
In limited circumstances, the board is permitted to suspend, reduce, or terminate compensation that is payable to a worker or his/her dependants.
Any decision made pertaining to the suspension, reduction or termination of compensation may be app
Loss of Earnings BenefitsFebruary 26, 2002 - June 30, 2008 | CL-35 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
Pre-Existing ConditionsMarch 31, 1994 - December 31, 2007 | CL-47 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
The Workers' Compensation Act states that a worker is eligible for compensation benefits if they have suffered a work-related disability that arises out of and in the course of employment. A worker may be entitled to receive loss of earnings benefits, m
TreatmentFebruary 10, 1997 - June 30, 2008 | CS-01 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
Re-Employment Assistance AllowanceDecember 31, 1992 - June 30, 2008 | CS-02 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
Relocation of Disabled WorkersMarch 31, 2001 - June 30, 2008 | CS-03 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
Fitness for Employment Suitable Occupation DeemingNovember 8, 1994 - December 31, 2006 | CS-08 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022