March 24: Workers’ Comp System Is Under Review
An independent three-member panel will conduct a formal review of the workers’ comp system, which includes the WCB, the Appeals Commission and the Medical Panel Office. The panel is expected to provide a progress update in fall 2016 and a final report in spring 2017. Its review will examine the:
- WCB’s governance and effectiveness
- Principles of compensation
- WCB policies, including those related to privacy and confidentiality
- Transparency of processes and decision-making.