With this Bulletin, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) is releasing a revised Designated Assessment Centre Fee Guideline. This revised Guideline replaces Superintendent’s Guideline No. 02/04: Designated Assessment Centre Fee Guideline, released in January 2004.
The Guideline has been revised to provide clarification with respect to:
- translation/interpreter expenses;
- transportation expenses;
- cancellation fees;
- surveillance; and
- paediatric claimants.
The Guideline applies to all DAC assessments, other than Fast-Track Medical and Rehabilitation DAC assessments, Residual Earning Capacity DAC assessments, assessments of paediatric claimants and assessments of claimants with brain or spinal cord impairments.
The Guideline becomes effective for all requests for a DAC assessment received by a DAC on or after March 1, 2004.
Guideline for Selecting the Nearest Designated Assessment Centre
The Commission’s Guideline 3/95: Guideline for Selecting the Nearest Designated Assessment Centre, September 1995, is hereby revoked.
Copies of Guideline
A copy of the revised Designated Assessment Centre Fee Guideline referred to in this Bulletin is attached for your information and will be published in a future edition of The Ontario Gazette. The Guideline can also be downloaded from the FSCO web site at: www.fsco.gov.on.ca
Bryan P. Davies
Chief Executive Officer and Superintendent of Financial Services
February 26, 2004