Thank you for the helpful explanations in your article “WorkSafeBC and your patients with workplace injuries: Frequently asked questions” [BCMJ 2022;64:432].
Regarding Form 8, you indicate that “If you are seeing a patient with a workplace injury or you suspect a workplace injury or condition, please fill out and submit a Form 8.”
This is slightly different from the instructions on your website, which state that Form 8/11 needs to be sent “within three business days of the patient’s first visit if the physician suspects the worker may be disabled beyond the day of injury or if the claim is for a hernia, back condition, shoulder or knee strain/sprain, occupational disease, or mental disorder.”
Could you please clarify if the form should now be sent for every workplace injury or only for injuries that cause disability beyond the day of injury?
—Simon Moore, MD, CCFP
Clinical Associate Professor
Specialist Physician, Family Medicine
This letter was submitted in response to “WorkSafeBC and your patients with workplace injuries: Frequently asked questions.”
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1. WorkSafeBC. Physician’s report (Form 8/11). 2015. Accessed 12 January 2023. www.worksafebc.com/en/resources/health-care-providers/forms/physicians-report-form-811.
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