January 1, 2010
and still in effect
Health Care Services
Section 36 of the Workers’ Compensation Act S.Y. 2008 (the Act) states that the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board (YWCHSB) may provide payment for health care assistance. The Act further provides the YWCHSB with the authority and discretion to determine the necessity, character and sufficiency of health care assistance. This includes authorizing payment for appropriate physiotherapy required to treat an injured worker’s compensable injury and associated secondary disorders that may arise from the compensable injury.
Physiotherapy treatment may be appropriately used for some injuries in order to help an injured worker regain function and return to work in a timely and safe fashion. The policy establishes parameters for the appropriate authorization and safe use of physiotherapy in the treatment of compensable injuries. It outlines the responsibilities of the injured worker, the physiotherapist, the YWCHSB and medical practitioners.