Access to information and privacy concerns
Collecting information about workers and employers is fundamental to the administration of The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013 (the Act). The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) takes seriously the need to protect the confidentiality and security of this information. The WCB is guided by the Act in the collection, use, storage and disclosure of information and is committed to protecting the privacy and security of the personal and/or personal health information that it collects.
You can request that the WCB remove information from your claim record if it is clear that the information is in no way related to, or needed for, the determination of your benefit entitlement under the Act. The WCB will comply with your request once it has determined that the information you are seeking to have removed from your claim file is not relevant to the decisions that will made on your claim.
Should you have concerns about the collection or disclosure of your personal and/or personal health information, these concerns can usually be addressed by discussing them with the WCB staff member who is administering your claim. Our staff can explain the purpose of the collection and disclosure of your information.
If you are not satisfied with the response that you receive, you may contact the WCB’s privacy officer, who will look further into your concerns:
You may also contact the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Saskatchewan at:
Information of a general nature that is held by the WCB may be obtained under the provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), subject to any related exemptions under FOIP. Information in claim files is not accessible under FOIP, but may be accessed by the individual it pertains to under Section 173 of The Workers’ Compensation Act, 2013.
The Saskatchewan WCB is administered by a three-member board. Day-to-day operations are managed by the executive team, led by the chief executive officer.
Get in touch with us
Contact the WCB’s privacy officer