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Policy Purpose

This policy has been developed to clarify the conditions under which a Medical Review Panel will be convened for claims before and after January 1, 1992.

The Board has considered the Manitoba Court of Appeal decision in Medeiros v. The Workers Compensation Board and notes that this decision is not consistent with the Board's long standing practice under Subsection 67(4) of The Workers Compensation Act (the "Act").

The Board has received legal advice that, based on its exclusive jurisdiction under the Act, it may continue to convene medical review panels on a basis consistent with its long standing practice. The Board has chosen to affirm its long standing practice in policy.