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B.C. Reg. 194/2015
Workers' Compensation Board
Deposited October 28, 2015
effective February 1, 2016
This consolidation is current to April 7, 2020.
See the Cumulative B.C. Regulations Bulletin 2019
for amendments effective after April 7, 2020.
Link to consolidated regulation (PDF)

Workers Compensation Act

Lower Maximum Administrative Penalties Regulation

Definition

1   In this regulation, "Act" means the Workers Compensation Act.

Administrative penalties

2   (1) In this section:

"comply" means comply with a provision of Part 3 of the Act, or the regulations, as specified in section 3 of this regulation;

"non-compliance date" means the date the Board, under section 196.1 (1) of the Act, is satisfied an employer has failed to comply;

"penalty date" means the date of the order by which the Board imposes an administrative penalty under section 196.1 (1) of the Act.

(2) The following administrative penalties are prescribed for the purposes of section 196.1 (1) of the Act:

(a) a penalty that is half of the maximum amount allowable for an administrative penalty under section 196.1 (1) of the Act if, under that section, the Board is satisfied that an employer has failed to comply;

(b) a penalty that is the maximum amount allowable for an administrative penalty under section 196.1 (1) of the Act if, respecting an employer,

(i) the Board is satisfied the employer has failed to comply,

(ii) the non-compliance date of the failure to comply referred to in subparagraph (i) is within 3 years after the non-compliance date of a previous failure to comply by the employer, and

(iii) the penalty date of the previous failure to comply referred to in subparagraph (ii) is earlier than the penalty date of the failure to comply referred to in subparagraph (i).

Specified provisions

3   The following provisions are specified for the purposes of section 196.1 (1) of the Act:

(a) section 115 (1) (b) of the Act, as it pertains to orders;

(b) section 194 (2), (3) or (4) of the Act if,

(i) as set out in subsection (1) of that section, an order includes a requirement for compliance reports, and

(ii) in the case of subsection (4) (d) of that section, the Board requires the employer to send a copy of the compliance reports to the Board;

(c) section 2.4 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, as it pertains to orders.

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Workers Compensation Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 492, section 225 (1)]