Your Alberta Health Act – Share Your Views
We asked you to learn more and share your viewsAs part of the public consultation process, we provided an online survey for Albertans to complete. We asked you to share your views on four areas – principles, patient charter, legislation, and consultation – listed below.
- We asked you to read each section you are interested in before you took the survey.
- You could answer as much or as little of the survey as you liked. The survey was anonymous.
- The last day to complete the survey was August 6, 2010.
Thank you to everyone who completed the survey.
Share your views on the principles
As recommended by the Minister’s Advisory Committee on Health, principles will be central to an Alberta Health Act and will guide legislators, regulators and caregivers as they carry out their responsibilities.
Principles are statements that reflect our lasting values and beliefs as Albertans. As legislated commitments, the principles in the Alberta Health Act will guide decisions and choices that are made for our public health system in the future.
Share your views on a patient charter for all Albertans
At some point we will all use the health system. There also is a good chance that we will help someone else access the health system – maybe our parents, a child or a friend.
The Minister’s Advisory Committee on Health recommended that Alberta establish a patient charter. The primary purpose of a patient charter is to build a shared understanding about the system between Albertans who use the system, health providers and government.
Share your views on new legislation
An Alberta Health Act would make Alberta’s health legislation more consistent, easier to understand and easier to manage as our health care system continues to evolve.
The Minister’s Advisory Committee on Health recommended that an Alberta Health Act be drafted as an enabling framework for Alberta’s health system.
Share your views on how Albertans should be consulted
The Alberta Health Act will set out the broad directions and guidelines for the health system. That is why the Minister’s Advisory Committee on Health recommended that the public should have an ongoing say in decision-making on key issues.