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Effective date: 
Friday, June 1, 1990
Last update: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Policy Purpose

Under the Act, the WCB is responsible for the supervision and control of medical aid to injured workers. The WCB believes that elective surgery should be subjected to a process of prior review to ensure that the requested surgery is appropriate. This policy clarifies the circumstances in which the WCB will accept responsibility for the costs associated with elective surgery and the worker's recovery.


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