Your Alberta Health Act – Public Consultation
Consultation is the most important step in getting legislation ready for introduction into the Legislature. Fred Horne, MLA for Edmonton Rutherford, who co-chaired the Minister's Advisory Committee on Health in 2009, was commissioned to lead another provincewide consultation on an Alberta Health Act. An advisory committee of stakeholders and members of the public worked with him throughout this process.
Albertans were asked to share their views on four areas: Principles, Patient Charter, New Legislation and Consulting Albertans.
Workshops and online survey
In June and July 2010, MLA Fred Horne and Alberta’s 12 local Health Advisory Councils1 hosted 29 consultation sessions in 23 communities with 1300 participants over a 40-day period. Workshops were held in:
An online survey was also made available from April 29 to August 6, 2010, with 1500 surveys completed.
As part of the Alberta Health Act consultation process, varous organizations provided written submissions to MLA Fred Horne and the committee. These organizations have been asked permission to post their submission.
Video messages from MLA Fred Horne
Below are two video from 2010, from MLA Fred Horne explaining the proposed Alberta Health Act consultation process and how Albertans could get involved. The second message, posted June 24, was an update on the consulation process.
Health Advisory Councils
1Established in July 2009, each of the 12 Health Advisory Councils consists of 10–15 members who represent geographic areas around the province. Appointed to two- and three-year terms, Council members act in an advisory capacity. The role of the Councils is to engage community members by gathering input and feedback on local health service delivery in communities across the province.