Dec. 1: New Policy on Plantar Fasciitis to Take Effect
The WorkSafeBC Board approved the addition of policy item #27.36, Plantar Fasciitis, and amendment of policy item #27.30, Activity-Related Soft Tissue Disorders of the Limbs, of the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II. The new policy and amendment take effect Dec. 1, 2015, and apply to all decisions made on or after that date. The policy doesn’t name any occupational or non-occupational risk factors or recognise plantar fasciitis as an occupational disease connected to any particular process or industry. Instead, causation will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration all relevant risk factors.