Province promises changes to workers compensation board

The Saskatchewan government has accepted all 13 recommendations of the Dorsey report on the workers' compensation board.

James Dorsey was appointed last year to study the operation.

Two of the recommendations calls for establishing an independent board to deal with appeals from claimants.

The minister of labour, Kim Trew, thinks that decision will be welcomed by many. "Injured workers are going to feel very good knowing that there is an independent appeal process coming. They going to see that as a big leap forward in openness and in accountability of the board."

Trew says the legislation covering the independent appeal process will be introduced next year.

He says other recommendations will provide more openness and accountability for the public.