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Policy EN-09 - Adjudicating Psychological Disorders

Effective Dates

July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2019



General Information

The Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) recognizes that some workplace injuries can be psychological, in particular those that occur as a result of traumatic events. This policy addresses those situations.


This policy provides direction when the injury/illness is a psychological disorder. All claims for compensation will be adjudicated in accordance with the YWCHSB policy, "Arising Out of and In the Course of Employment".