What does this mean for you?
If you are a worker, you will see no change in service
Medical Panel services will continue as an arms-length program of the Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers' Compensation beginning on April 1, 2021. This program is now called the Medical Panels Program for Alberta Worker's Compensation. There will be no delay or disruption in service for any clients and these services will remain free-of-charge.
If you have a confirmed Medical Panel the date will not change
If you are a worker who has a confirmed Medical Panel date, the panel will continue as scheduled. Your medical panel will be held in the same location: 10405 Jasper Avenue, Suite 210A.
The WCB or the Appeals Commission can continue to request a Medical Panel
When the Workers' Compensation Board or the Appeals Commission is evaluating a claim under the Workers' Compensation Act, there may be a difference of medical opinion. If this happens the WCB or the Appeals Commission can request that a medical panel be established to deal with the matter.
An injured worker or their dependent can still request a Medical Panel
When the Workers' Compensation Board or the Appeals Commission is evaluating a claim under the Workers' Compensation Act, there may be a difference of medical opinion. If a Medical Panel has not been established to deal with this matter, and all other appeal options have been exhausted, an injured worker or their dependent may apply to the Appeals Commission to have a Medical Panel established.
Please contact us if you have questions
If you have questions about Medical Panels, please feel free to call us toll-free at 1-877-787-0622 or 1-825-468-4251. You can also e-mail use at firstname.lastname@example.org.