Your Alberta Health Act – What's New
Alberta passes new health legislationOn October 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 sitting of the Alberta Legislature.
Bill 17, the Alberta Health Act 2010, was passed by the Legislative Assembly on November 30, 2010. The Alberta Health Act was the outcome of the Putting People First report (below) released September 16, 2010.
The Alberta Health Act will require the Minister of Health and Wellness 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
On September 15, 2010, government received the final report on the four-month long consultation on the Alberta Health Act.
The report is in two parts:
- Part One, Putting People First – Recommendations for an Alberta Health Act – contains 15 recommendations intended to provide input on developing a new Alberta Health Act; and,
- Part Two, Putting People First – A Summary of Views – a comprehensive summary of the input provided by Albertans through the consultation process.
- Read the September 16 news release and background information
As part of the Alberta Health Act consultation process, varous organizations provided written submissions to the committee. These organizations have given permission to post their submission.