Amending the Workers’ Compensation Act to provide the benefit of presumption for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
We are grateful for the valuable and sometimes heartbreaking work of our frontline and emergency response workers, and we recognize it can take its toll. That’s why we are changing the Workers’ Compensation Act — to ensure these workers get the care they need when they need it.
Thank you for taking the time to meet with, speak to, or write in to government regarding the proposed changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act. Your input has shaped the new legislative amendments being introduced in the House of Assembly.
Occupational stress due to traumatic events, including PTSD, has always been covered under the Workers’ Compensation Act for all clients of the Workers Compensation Board (WCB), and will continue to be.
Government and the WCB will spend the next year focusing on regulatory development to address some of the challenges raised during consultation. We will work with stakeholders as the details of the regulations unfold.