Safe Use of Medications
June 30, 2019 - June 30, 2022
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.
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 MedicationsDecember 31, 2009 - June 29, 2019 | HC-02 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
Merits and Justice of the CaseDecember 31, 2013 - June 30, 2022 | EN-02 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
Subsequent Disorders or Conditions Resulting from a Work-Related InjuryJune 30, 2008 - June 30, 2022 | EN-10 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022
Mitigation of LossJune 30, 2012 - June 30, 2022 | RE-03 | Policies prior to July 1, 2022