Your Alberta Health Act 2010

On Oct. 20, 2010, the Alberta government accepted all 15 recommendations contained in the Alberta Health Act consultation report and introduced the proposed Act during the fall 2010 sitting of the Alberta Legislature.

Bill 17, the Alberta Health Act 2010, was passed by the Legislative Assembly on Nov. 30, 2010. The Alberta Health Act was the outcome of the Putting People First report (below) released Sept. 16, 2010.

The Alberta Health Act requires the Minister of Health to establish:

  • A health charter that sets out expectations and responsibilities within the health system;
  • A health advocate to address citizen concerns with the health system as they relate to the health charter; and
  • A process to provide for public input in the development of health regulations made under the Act.

Alberta Health Act consultation report Putting people first

As part of the 4-month long Your Alberta Health Act consultation process, Albertans were asked to provide submissions and complete a survey on four areas principles, patient charter, legislation, and consultation. On Sept. 15, 2010, government received the final report.