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WorkSafeBC reviews MS policy

By COS staff

WorkSafeBC is undergoing a review of its current multiple sclerosis (MS) policy and is asking for stakeholders to provide their inputs by Sept. 27, 2013.

Current WorkSafeBC policy provides that the onset of multiple sclerosis could be precipitated by a compensable traumatic injury in an individual who is predisposed to the disease.

Concerns have been raised regarding the scientific basis for this policy, according to WorkSafeBC. The review is to determine if there is scientific basis for this policy.

WorkSafeBC’s board of directors has approved the release of a discussion paper with options for stakeholder review and comment.

WorkSafeBC has provided a number of ways for stakeholders to provide feedback on the options and draft policy amendments. Visit the WorkSafeBC website to find out how to provide feedback on the MS policy review.

WorkSafeBC’s board of directors will consider stakeholder feedback before it adopts any amendments to the current policy, the agency said.

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