WorkSafeBC has obligations to protect the worker’s privacy under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Treating clinicians are provided information about the worker on a “need to know” basis. This means that WorkSafeBC can advise the treating clinician about the need to communicate a decision or information and its concern about the worker’s psychological reaction but not the content of the decision.4 For example, an officer arranges to communicate a decision to the worker by telephone while the worker is at their doctor’s office. The officer, through the Medical Advisor, will have made arrangements with the doctor ahead of time to have the worker in the doctor’s office to receive the decision verbally. The officer does not reveal the substance of the decision to the doctor. The worker’s doctor is available to provide support if the worker becomes emotionally distressed.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
the wholesale victimization of the Canadian public goes on and on Brother Coady is right a phony act foisted on the non-union working class by the unions and government of the day.In this day and age they should treat the workers with more respect but this is not so they are getting worse because they think because we have been silent for so long they can get away with this they should think again.
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