Amended Mental Disorder Presumption Regulation – Providing the Mental Disorder Presumption to Other Occupations

We are pleased to inform you of the successful lobbying efforts led by Police Victim Services of BC (PVSBC) in concert with the BC Society of Transition Houses (BCSTH) and Ending Violence Association of BC (EVA BC) to extend the mental disorder presumption under the Workers Compensation Act to include social workers, victim service workers and specified frontline social and community service occupations, including transition house workers and shelter workers.

Sincere thanks to all for this collective effort to ensure cross sectoral frontline support service workers are more easily able to access workers’ compensation caused by work-related trauma. Click here to view the Order in Council for the coming into force of these amendments.  Click here for the full press release.

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