Administrative Tribunals Statutes Amendment Act, 2015
– The Administrative Tribunals Statutes Amendment Act, 2015
(Bill 18) received Royal Assent on May14, 2015. As a result, sections 199 and 201 of that Act are in force. Section 199 amends section 232 of the Workers Compensation Act to permit the termination of the appointment of the chair or a vice-chair of WCAT for cause. Section 201 amends section 250(3) of the Workers Compensation Act to permit a precedent panel appointed under section 238(6) to overrule a prior decision of a precedent panel appointed under that section.
Other sections of the Administrative Tribunals Statutes Amendment Act, 2015 will come into force by regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council. Proposed amendments to WCAT’s Manual of Rules of Practice and Procedure to reflect the legislative changes will be posted for comment when the remaining provisions affecting WCAT are brought into force.
– After a period of public consultation, WCAT's Manual of Rules of Practice and Procedure
(MRPP) has been amended.
The amendments are effective May 8, 2015.
You can find the Chair’s decision (#21) here. The changes have been incorporated into the MRPP, which you can find on our website here.