On April 20, 2015, Quebec's worker's compensation board,
the Commission de la santé et de la
sécurité du travail (the CSST) adopted a new
policy on the right to medical aid which provides terms and
conditions governing a worker's right to medical aid as a
result of an employment injury.
In this context, the CSST indicated that it revised the document
entitled Relevé des prestations accordés et des
sommes imputées, which translated freely means
"Statement of benefits granted and costs imputed" (the
Statement). This document contains the sums paid and charged to the
employer's file for the period covered by the Statement. The
Statement is generally transmitted on a monthly basis to all
employers assessed in accordance with a retrospective plan and to
certain employers assessed at a personalized rate.
It is important to note that the CSST now considers that the
Statement constitutes a decision notifying the employer of the
benefits granted by the CSST to the worker relating to medical aid
benefits, transportation and travel expenses.
As a result, if an employer disagrees with the CSST decision to
grant medical benefits or to reimburse transportation and travel
expenses to the worker, the employer must apply for a review of
this decision, in writing, within thirty (30) days of notification
of the Statement.
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