Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

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Announcements

Employer registration renewal - February 01, 2023

The Workers Compensation Board (WBC) would like to remind all employers that the deadline for renewing your WCB Employer Registration is Feb. 28.  Click here to renew your registration via our Online Services.

Revised / Rescinded Policies - January 31, 2023

The WCB Board of Directors has recently approved amendments to the following policies:

  • POL-12 Survivor Benefits
  • POL-30 Orthoses, Prostheses and Assistive Devices
  • POL-64 Health Care Providers – Roles and Responsibilities
  • POL-92 Health Care Benefits
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Additionally, as part of the WCB's ongoing policy review process, four policies have been rescinded.

The following policies have been rescinded as their substantive content has been incorporated into the revised POL-92 Health Care Benefits.

  • POL-25 Chiropractic Services
  • POL-26 Physiotherapy Services
  • POL-158 Massage Therapy
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WCB Policy 84, Waiting Period, was rescinded in keeping with recent amendments to the Workers Compensation Act which removed any remaining references to the former waiting period deductible.

 

 

 

 
 
 

Policy Consultation - January 30, 2023

The Board of Directors has approved amendments to the following policy, in principle:

 

POL-60 Recurrence

 

The draft policy, along with a summary of the proposed changes, is available in the Policy Consultation section of our website. We invite you to provide feedback by February 26, 2023.

Revised WCB Policies - January 20, 2023

Amendments have been made to the following WCB policies to reflect the recent amendments to the Workers Compensation Act and General Regulations:

 
     
  • POL-14 Assessable Payroll and Assessment Billing
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  • POL-41 Collateral Benefits
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  • POL-81 Adjustments to Pensions 
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  • POL-85 Extended Wage Loss Benefits 
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  • POL-86 Temporary Wage Loss Benefits
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  • POL-89 Impairment
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April 28th is the Day of Mourning - April 27, 2022

April 28th is the Day of Mourning, honouring the memory of workers who have been injured or killed on the job. On the Day of Mourning, the Workers Compensation Board encourages all Islanders to show their support for those affected by workplace tragedy by:

  • Attending the ceremony hosted by the Prince Edward Island Federation of Labour
  • Displaying a Day of Mourning poster.
  • Wearing a Day of Mourning lapel sticker.
  • Lowering workplace flags at half-mast.
  • Observing a moment of silence.

Posters and lapel stickers are available at the WCB.  Please join us in recognizing the Day of Mourning, and in strengthening the resolve to protect everyone in the workplace through improved health and safety, each and every day.


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902-894-0362 or news@wcb.pe.ca

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