Allegations have been made that some Albertans can obtain or have obtained improper preferential access to publicly funded health services. In response to these allegations, the Government of Alberta has announced a Public Inquiry to investigate such a possibility. An Order in Council establishing the Terms of Reference for the Inquiry has been issued by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council to that effect.
The Honourable John Z. Vertes has been named Commissioner and has the powers, privileges and immunities of a Commissioner under the Public Inquiries Act. These include the power to summon witnesses and documents. The Inquiry is not subject to government influence or interference in its proceedings however it must exemplify appropriate management practices.
The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry are to consider:
The Public Inquiry will be conducted in accordance with Section 17 of the Health Quality Council of Alberta Act.
Please click below for current updates about the Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry.
Closing Submissions on behalf of Dr. Max Findlay
For the Closing Submissions on behalf of Dr. Findlay
Written Submissions with respect to Dr. Alaa Rostom and Dr. Ronald Bridges
For the Written Submissions
Submissions on behalf of a witness, Sheila Weatherill
For the Submissions on behalf of Sheila Weatherill
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