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Public Consultation – Proposed Revisions to the WCAT Manual of Rules of Practice and Procedure (MRPP) – WCAT is seeking input on proposed revisions to the MRPP to make our post-decision practice and procedure consistent with the B.C. Court of Appeal decision in Fraser Health Authority v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, 2014 BCCA 499 (Fraser Health Authority).

We have prepared a consultation document with the proposed revisions. Additions are underlined and deletions are in strikethrough. You can find the proposed revisions here.

You can find the Court of Appeal’s decision in Fraser Health Authority here. You can find WCAT’s summary of the decision here.

Please submit any comments you wish to make by way of email to WCATGEN@wcat.bc.ca by close of business Friday, March 6, 2015.

(Posted 2015/02/17)
Power of WCAT to Reconsider for Patent Unreasonableness – The B.C. Court of Appeal issued its decision in Fraser Health Authority v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, 2014 BCCA 499 on December 18, 2014. The majority of the Court determined, among other things, that WCAT does not have the power to reconsider a decision on the basis that the decision is patently unreasonable. WCAT is currently considering how this decision affects pending reconsideration applications before WCAT and will advise parties to those applications as information becomes available.

A summary of the court’s decision prepared by WCAT can be found here. (Posted 2015/02/16)

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