LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sept. 24: It was not the outcome everyone was hoping for. The bodies of two fishermen who went missing after their boat capsized in heavy seas off PEI’s north shore have been found. The only good news is that a third fisherman was able to swim to shore and call for help.
Oct.: Comments have closed and the WCB will soon issue a final version of draft policy POL-153 providing for workers’ comp coverage of medical marijuana as long as:
- It’s for treatment of illnesses and injuries covered by workers’ comp; AND
- It’s authorized by a WCB recognized health care provider who has conducted an in-person assessment of the worker; AND
- There’s objective medical evidence that standard treatment options, including pharmaceutical cannabinoids have been tried and failed.