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Proposed amendments to Schedule 2, Non-Traumatic Hearing Loss

Our Policy, Regulation and Research Department is releasing a discussion paper on proposed amendments to Schedule 2, Non-Traumatic Hearing Loss of the Workers Compensation Act (Act). Two issues are discussed: the first relates to the proposed amendments to Schedule 2, and associated policy in the Rehabilitation Services & Claims Manual, Volume II (RS&CM), and has 4 options; the second issue relates to separate proposed amendments to policy in the RS&CM to update scientific information regarding hearing loss.

Stakeholders are invited to review the discussion paper and options under consideration, and to provide feedback.

The deadline for comments is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022.

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Issue 1, Proposed Changes to Schedule 2 of the Act (please indicate the option you support, as set out in the discussion paper):
Option 1A:
Status quo
Option 1B:
Adapted AMA Guides Approach
Option 1C:
Adapted NIOSH Approach #1
Option 1D:
Adapted NIOSH Approach #2
Issue 2, Proposed Changes to Policy (please indicate the option you support, as set out in the discussion paper):
Option 2A:
Status quo
Option 2B:
Amend policy to include updated scientific information
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