Nova Scotia approves chronic pain benefits

Regulations address issues raised in Supreme Court of Canada decision on chronic pain, expected to cost $11 million per year in benefits
||Last Updated: 04/04/2005

The Nova Scotia government has approved regulations that clear the way for millions of dollars in compensation benefits for injured workers who suffer from chronic pain.

“The adoption of these regulations is the first step in enabling payments to injured workers with work-related chronic pain,” said Kerry Morash, Nova Scotia’s Minister responsible for the Workers’ Compensation Board. “This is a fair approach that addresses the constitutional issues raised by the Supreme Court, and it is sustainable.”

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