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This page contains policies and procedures that are currently in effect. Historical or archived documents are available upon request.

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Updates

2018

2017

2016

2015 

CHAPTER: General

Policies

AP-01 - Internal Review
GP-01 - Information Protection, Access and Disclosure
GP-02 - Stakeholder Relations
IF-01 - Long-Term Financial Strategy
IF-02 - Short-Term Investments
IF-03 - Long-Term Investments
IF-05 - Occupational Health and Safety Reserve

Procedure

68.00 - Identity Verification: Release of Worker and Employer Information
70.00 - Access to File Information

CHAPTER: PRIME      

Policies                     

PR-01 - PRIME Overview
PR-02 - PRIME Calculations
PR-03 - PRIME Adjustments
PR-04 - PRIME Employer Groupings
PR-05 - PRIME Reporting
PR-06 - PRIME Practice Incentive for Provincially Regulated Employers
PR-07 - PRIME Practice Incentive for Federally Regulated Employers
PR-08 - PRIME Practice Incentive for Provincially Regulated Construction Employers
PR-09 - PRIME Practice Incentive for Federally Regulated Construction Employers
PR-10 - PRIME Audit for Non Construction Employers
PR-11 - PRIME Transitional Policy
PR-13 - PRIME Audit for Construction Employers

Procedure

505.00 - PRIME Calculations

CHAPTER: Workplace Health and Safety

Policy

HS-03 - Occupational Health and Safety Certification Training

Procedures 

61.00 - Priority Employer Program
62.00 - Health and Safety Audit
63.00 - Priority Employer Intervention
80.00 - Certification Training Provider Approval
81.00 - Certification Trainer Approval
82.00 - Certification Training Audit
83.00 - Certification Training Investigation
84.00 - Certification Training Appeals
85.00 - Administration and Promotion of the Health and Safety Learning Series

CHAPTER: Coverage

Policies

CO-01 - Coverage for Commercial Fishers
CO-02 - Compensation Coverage, Workers in Rehabilitation Programs

CHAPTER: Entitlement

Policies

EN-01 - Permanent Functional Impairment 
                - PFI Rating Schedule
EN-02 - Proportionment 
EN-03 - Recurrences 
EN-04 - Cardiac Conditions
EN-05 - Hernia Conditions
EN-07 - Chronic Pain
EN-08 - Third Party Actions 
EN-09 - Child Dependency Benefits
EN-10 - Interest on Delayed Compensation Payments
EN-11 - Investigations
EN-12 - Hearing Loss 
EN-13 - Occupational Chest Disease
EN-14 - Asbestos Related Claims  
EN-16 - Scleroderma
EN-17 - Interruptions and Delays in Work Injury Recovery
EN-18 - Mental Stress
EN-19 - Arising Out of and in the Course of Employment
EN-20 - Weighing Evidence
EN-21 - Compensation Entitlement During Confinement
  

Procedures

7.00 - Third Party Actions
16.00 - Hernia Conditions
21.00 - Hearing Loss 
23.00 - Proportionment   
26.00 - Weighing Evidence
27.00 - Arising Out of and in the Course of Employment
52.00 - Investigations Referral Procedure
56.00 - Fraud Identification
57.00 - Utilization of Videotape/Photographic Evidence in Decision-Making

CHAPTER: Earnings Loss

Policies

EL-01 - Earnings Loss: Benefit Calculation 
EL-03(R) - Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits to be Deducted (1993 01 01) 
EL-03 - Integration of CPP Disability Benefits and WorkplaceNL Benefits (1987 06 25)
EL-04 (A) - Overpayments (1996 02 22)
EL-04 (B) - Overpayments (2002 03 25)
EL-05 - Assignment/Attachment, Compensation Benefits
EL-06 - Conversion of Pre - 1984 Claims

Procedures 

5.00 - Overpayment Recovery Follow-up

CHAPTER: Return to Work

Policies

RE-01 - Overview - Return to Work 
RE-02 - The Goal of Early & Safe and the Roles of the Parties 
RE-03 - Functional Abilities Information for Return to Work 
RE-05 - Re-employment Obligation
RE-06 - Alternative Work Comparable to the Pre-Injury Job 
RE-07 - Undue Hardship
RE-08 - Compliance with the Re-Employment Obligation
RE-09 - Re-employment Penalties and Payments
RE-10 - Termination After Re-employment
RE-11 - Re-employment Provisions and Collective Agreements 
RE-12 - Labour Market Re-entry Overview 
RE-13 - Labour Market Re-entry Co-operation 
RE-14 - Labour Market Re-entry Assessments
RE-15 - Determining Suitable Employment and Earnings
RE-16 - Labour Market Re-entry Plans  
RE-17 - Labour Market Re-entry Expenses 
RE-18 - Hierarchy of Return to Work and Accommodation
RE-19 - Construction Industry 

Procedures

33.00 - Workplace Party Co-operation in Early and Safe Return to Work 
34.00 - Suitable and Available Employment 
35.00 - Preliminary Functional Abilities Information 
39.00 - Re-employment Obligation 
40.00 - Alternative Work Comparable to the Pre-injury Job 
41.00 - Compliance with the Re-employment Obligation 
42.00 - Re-employment Penalties and Payments 
43.00 - Termination after Re-employment 
44.00 - Labour Market Re-entry Co-operation 
45.00 - Labour Market Re-entry Assessment
46.00 - Suitable Employment & Earnings
47.00 - Labour Market Re-entry Plans
48.00 - Labour Market Re-entry Expenses 

CHAPTER: Health Care Services

Policies

HC-01 - Physiotherapy Services Private Clinics
HC-02 - Chiropractic Care
HC-06 - Essential Personal Care Coverage
HC-07 - Travel and Accommodation (Claimants)
HC-09 - Additional Child Care Costs
HC-11 - Drug Formulary
HC-12 - Occupational Rehabilitation Services Private Clinics
HC-13 - Health Care Entitlement 
HC-14 - Use of Opioid Medication for Compensable Injuries

Procedures

10.00 - Additional Child Care Costs
18.00 - Acupuncture
19.00 - Essential Personal Care Coverage
58.00 - Health Care Devices and Supplies
59.00 - Home Modifications for Workers with Injuries with Significant Functional Impacts  
60.00 - Health Care Fees and Expenses 
64.00 - Use of Opioid Medication for Compensable Injuries 
66.00 - Vehicle Modifications for Workers with Injuries with Significant Functional Impacts
69.00 - Massage Therapy
75.00 - Chiropractic Services 

CHAPTER: Employer Services

Policies 

ES-01 - Personal Coverage
ES-02 - Assessable Earnings
ES-03 - Classification of Employer's Operations
ES-04 - Deferred Payment of Assessments 
ES-08 - Rate Setting
ES-11 - Second Injury Relief
ES-12 - Transfer of Injury Costs
ES-13 - Administrative Cost Relief
ES-14 - Statute of Limitations
ES-15 - Directors Liability
ES-16 - Clearance 

Procedures

101.00 - Coverage Under the WHSC Act (2018 09 11)
102.00 - Independent Operator Determination
103.00
Optional Personal Coverage and Householder Coverage
104.00
Out of Province Coverage
201.00
Employer Registration
202.00
Assignment of New Firm Numbers
204.00
Authorized Representative
301.00Employer Classification
401.00Assessment Reporting
402.00Assessable Earnings 
403.00Hiring a Contractor 
404.00The Fishing Industry 
405.00The Logging Industry
406.00The Trucking Bussing and Courier Industries 
407.00Commercial Air Service Reporting 
408.00Proration of Workers' Earnings 
501.00 - Experience Rate Setting 
502.00 - Experience Rate Setting – Claims Costs Included/Excluded 
503.00 - Calculation Schedule 
504.00 - Firm Total by Claim
601.00Payment of Account
602.00 - Collection and Legal Process
603.00 - Change of Ownership
604.00 - Non-Sufficient Funds Payment
605.00 - Collections Based on Financial Hardship
606.00 - Refunds
701.00 - Assessment Audit