OHS Insider Month in Review – January 2018: Prince Edward Island
|Workers’ Comp Filing Deadline
February 28, 2018
Dec. 20: The WCB finalized increases to travel and meal benefits for injured workers traveling outside the province for treatment of work injuries under Policy POL-03:
|Vocational rehabilitation travel costs||Up to $175 per week for room and board||Necessary and appropriate living expenses to attend the program in lieu of mileage to commute, with reimbursement for travel home limited to one trip per semester|
|Overnight travel accommodations||Up to $120 per night (including taxes)||Reasonable costs of accommodations|
|Full Day (out of province)||$40||$50|
Dec. 8: The government is encouraging businesses and facility owners to register their Automatic External Defibrillators in a new database making it easier for EMS and emergency response workers to instruct 9-1-1 callers how to use the AED to deliver lifesaving aid in an emergency at the site.
Drugs & Alcohol
Dec. 7: As in Nova Scotia, PEI hasn’t yet proposed legislation but has disclosed key details of its cannabis legalization plan:
- Legal age of 19
- Restrict recreational use to private residences with potential public expansion later
- Sell cannabis dedicated government-owned retail locations and an e-commerce platform.
Nov. 29: After 2 years of public consultations, the Water Act, PEI’s new water security and management bill, finally came up for debate in the Assembly and is a sure bet for approval perhaps by the end of the year.