Medical Case Conferences

Medical Case Conferences provide an opportunity to discuss and resolve differences of medical opinion related to a Workers’ Compensation claim.

 

Principles for Medical Case Conferencing include:

  • Having injured workers more involved in the medical aspect of their Workers’ Compensation claim, and ensuring their concerns are heard.
  • Providing a dispute resolution process to address disagreements in medical opinion through a discussion aimed at reaching consensus.

If the disputed medical opinion is not resolved through a Medical Case Conference, this discussion can help refine questions and other information sent to:

  • A future Medical Panel.
  • The WCB and/or the Appeals Commission.

The Medical Panels Office establishes case conference procedures, as per Section 8 of the Medical Panels Regulation.  These processes are under development.