Amendments to the Workers Compensation Act and WCAT’s Manual of Rules of Practice and Procedure (MRPP) effective April 3, 2023
Effective April 3, 2023 section 302 of the Workers Compensation Act, is amended to permit an employer, worker, or dependant of a deceased worker, who is a party in an appeal in which the worker’s medical condition is at issue, to request that a WCAT panel retain an independent health professional to provide assistance or advice to assist the panel in making a decision.
The changes can be seen here.
Effective April 3, 2023, the MRPP items 12.1 and 12.2 are amended to align with the changes to the Workers Compensation Act.
The revised items can be seen here.
Details on how to ask WCAT to request advice and assistance from a health professional can be found here under Ask for advice from a health professional.