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This page contains policies and procedures that are currently in effect. Historical or archive documents are available upon request.

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CHAPTER: General

Policies

AP-01 - Internal Review
GP-01 - Information Protection, Access and Disclosure
IF-01 - Long-Term Financial Strategy
IF-02 - Short-Term Investments
IF-03 - Long-Term Investments
IF-04 - Liabilities
IF-05 - Occupational Health and Safety Reserve
IF-07 - Amortization

Procedure

68.00 - Identity Verification: Release of Worker and Employer Information

CHAPTER: PRIME      

Policies                     

PR-01 - PRIME Overview
PR-02 - PRIME Calculations
PR-03 - PRIME Adjustments
PR-04 - PRIME Employer Groupings
PR-05 - PRIME Reporting
PR-06 - PRIME Practice Incentive for Provincially Regulated Employers
PR-07 - PRIME Practice Incentive for Federally Regulated Employers
PR-08 - PRIME Practice Incentive for Provincially Regulated Construction Employers
PR-09 - PRIME Practice Incentive for Federally Regulated Construction Employers
PR-10 - PRIME Audit for Non Construction Employers
PR-11 - PRIME Transitional Policy
PR-13 - PRIME Audit for Construction Employers

Procedure

505.00 - PRIME Calculations

CHAPTER: Workplace Health and Safety

Policy

HS-03 - Occupational Health and Safety Certification Training

Procedures 

61.00 - Priority Employer Program
62.00 - Health and Safety Audit
63.00 - Priority Employer Intervention

CHAPTER: Coverage

Policies

CO-01 - Coverage for Commercial Fishers
CO-02 - Compensation Coverage, Workers in Rehabilitation Programs

CHAPTER: Entitlement

Policies

EN-01 - Permanent Functional Impairment 
                - PFI Rating Schedule
EN-02 - Proportionment 
EN-03 - Recurrences 
EN-04 - Cardiac Conditions
EN-05 - Hernia Conditions
EN-06 - Mental Health Adjustment Following Physical Injury
EN-07 - Chronic Pain
EN-08 - Third Party Actions 
EN-09 - Child Dependency Benefits
EN-10 - Interest on Delayed Compensation Payments
EN-11 - Investigations
EN-12 - Hearing Loss 
EN-13 - Occupational Chest Disease
EN-14 - Asbestos Related Claims  
EN-15 - Peripheral Vascular Disease
EN-16 - Scleroderma
EN-17 - Interruptions and Delays in Work Injury Recovery
EN-18 - Mental Stress
EN-19 - Arising Out of and in the Course of Employment
EN-20 - Weighing Evidence
EN-21 - Compensation Entitlement During Confinement 

Procedures

7.00 - Third Party Actions
16.00 - Hernia Conditions
21.00 - Hearing Loss 
23.00 - Proportionment   
26.00 - Weighing Evidence
52.00 - Investigations Referral Procedure
53.00 - Role of Internal Investigations
54.00 - Referral Phone Line
55.00 - External Investigation Referrals
56.00 - Fraud Identification
57.00 - Utilization of Videotape/Photographic Evidence in Decision-Making

CHAPTER: Earnings Loss

Policies

EL-01 - Earnings Loss: Benefit Calculation 
EL-03(R) - Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits to be Deducted (1993 01 01) 
EL-03 - Integration of CPP Disability Benefits and WHSCC Benefits (1987 06 25)
EL-04 (A) - Overpayments (1996 02 22)
EL-04 (B) - Overpayments (2002 03 25)
EL-05 - Assignment/Attachment, Compensation Benefits
EL-06 - Conversion of Pre - 1984 Claims

CHAPTER: Return to Work

Policies

RE-01 - Overview - Return to Work 
RE-02 - The Goal of Early & Safe and the Roles of the Parties 
RE-03 - Functional Abilities Information for Return to Work 
RE-05 - Re-employment Obligation
RE-06 - Alternative Work Comparable to the Pre-Injury Job 
RE-07 - Undue Hardship
RE-08 - Compliance with the Re-Employment Obligation
RE-09 - Re-employment Penalties and Payments
RE-10 - Termination After Re-employment
RE-11 - Re-employment Provisions and Collective Agreements 
RE-12 - Labour Market Re-entry Overview 
RE-13 - Labour Market Re-entry Co-operation 
RE-14 - Labour Market Re-entry Assessments
RE-15 - Determining Suitable Employment and Earnings
RE-16 - Labour Market Re-entry Plans  
RE-17 - Labour Market Re-entry Expenses 
RE-18 - Hierarchy of Return to Work and Accommodation
RE-19 - Construction Industry 

Procedures

33.00 - Workplace Party Co-operation in Early and Safe Return to Work 
34.00 - Suitable and Available Employment 
35.00 - Preliminary Functional Abilities Information 
39.00 - Re-employment Obligation 
40.00 - Alternative Work Comparable to the Pre-injury Job 
41.00 - Compliance with the Re-employment Obligation 
42.00 - Re-employment Penalties and Payments 
43.00 - Termination after Re-employment 
44.00 - Labour Market Re-entry Co-operation 
45.00 - Labour Market Re-entry Assessment
46.00 - Suitable Employment & Earnings
47.00 - Labour Market Re-entry Plans
48.00 - Labour Market Re-entry Expenses 

CHAPTER: Health Care Services

Policies

HC-01 - Physiotherapy Services Private Clinics
HC-02 - Chiropractic Care
HC-04 - Acupuncture Treatment
HC-06 - Essential Personal Care Coverage
HC-07 - Travel and Accommodation (Claimants)
HC-09 - Additional Child Care Costs
HC-11 - Drug Formulary
HC-12 - Occupational Rehabilitation Services Private Clinics
HC-13 - Health Care Entitlement 
HC-14 - Use of Opioid Medication for Compensable Injuries

Procedures

10.00 - Additional Child Care Costs
18.00 - Acupuncture Treatment
19.00 - Essential Personal Care Coverage
58.00 - Health Care Devices and Supplies
59.00 - Home Modifications for Workers with Injuries with Significant Functional Impacts  
60.00 - Health Care Fees and Expenses 
64.00 - Use of Opioid Medication for Compensable Injuries 
66.00 - Vehicle Modifications for Workers with Injuries with Significant Functional Impacts
69.00 - Massage Therapy 

CHAPTER: Employer Services

Policies 

ES-01 - Personal Coverage
ES-02 - Assessable Earnings
ES-03 - Classification of Employer's Operations
ES-04 - Deferred Payment of Assessments 
ES-08 - Rate Setting
ES-11 - Second Injury Relief
ES-12 - Transfer of Injury Costs
ES-14 - Statute of Limitations
ES-15 - Directors Liability
ES-16 - Clearance 

Procedures

501.00 - Experience Rate Setting
502.00 - Experience Rate Setting – Claims Costs Included/Excluded
503.00 - Calculation Schedule
504.00 - Firm Total by Claim

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