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Policy Purpose

Section 27 of The Workers Compensation Act (the "Act") authorizes the Workers Compensation Board ("WCB" or "board") to fund such medical aid as the board considers necessary to cure or provide relief from an injury resulting from an accident. This policy defines key terms and sets out general principles regarding a worker's entitlement to medical aid. This policy uses the term health care services interchangeably with medical aid. The Schedules to this policy provide additional detail concerning the payment of drugs and medications, medical devices and appliances, non-traditional treatments, travel and emergency expenditures, and appliances damaged or lost as a result of an accident.