Eliminating DACs

The provincial government appears ready to deliver on its promise to eliminate Designated Assessment Centres (DACs). It has been long recognized that the DAC process is a very expensive one and many believe that little benefit comes from that process. To some, the DAC process is terribly flawed and biased in favour of the insurance industry. Others argue that DACs provide independent medical assessments that promote resolution of conflict between the injured person and their insurer. Either way, proposed regulations have been circulated which, perhaps with minor changes, are expected to become law in the next few months.The proposed regulations (changes to O. Reg. 304/96) essentially replace more Insurer Examinations (IEs) for the DAC assessment process . For injured people, this is certainly the most significant change in the proposed regulation. Before exploring the expansion of IEs, some other important changes merit discussion.Proposed section 32.1 allows insurers to ...

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