March 29: Deadline for Comments on Changes to Psychiatric Condition Policy


The WCB has proposed changes to policy POL-01 “Psychological or Psychiatric Condition.” Comments on the proposed amendments are due by March 29, 2016. The proposed changes would:

  • Broaden the definition of traumatic event
  • Clarify the criteria under which psychological and psychiatric conditions are compensable
  • Treat psychological and psychiatric conditions in a manner consistent with physical injuries and occupational diseases
  • Recognize the unique circumstances inherent to occupations that may have a higher exposure to traumatic events.