May 13: Discussion Paper on ASTDs Released

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WorkSafeBC’s Board of Directors approved the release of a discussion paper and draft policies on activity-related soft-tissue disorders (“ASTDs”), such as carpal tunnel syndrome and bursitis, for stakeholder review and comment. The deadline for comments is Nov. 1, 2013. At issue is a review of policy on ASTDs to ensure that it’s consistent with current medical/scientific evidence and terminology; and to consolidate and clarify guidance on adjudication of ASTD claims.