Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry Announces Public Hearings

CALGARY, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Lieutenant Governor in Council has ordered a Public Inquiry to be held pursuant to Section 17 of the Health Quality Council of Alberta Act concerning the possibility of improper preferential access being given to publicly funded health services in Alberta.

The Honourable John Z. Vertes, Commissioner of the Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry, will hold Public Hearings in Calgary in February, 2013 on the dates and at the locations listed below.  The purpose of these hearings is to receive evidence pertinent to the Order in Council's Terms of Reference.

Attached is the tentative schedule of witness appearances.

CALGARY

February 25, 26, 27, 28 and March 1, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Room #105/106
Telus Rooms (Main Level)
The Telus Convention Centre - North Building
120 - 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB  T2G 0P3

Additional information regarding the public hearings is available on the Commission's website:  www.healthaccessinquiry.com.

Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry
Witness Schedule
         
February 25 to March 1, 2013
         
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
25

Olga Koch

Dr. Mark Swain,
Division Head of
Gastroentrology

Dr. Ron Bridges,  
CCSC Founder*
26

Expert Panel

Dr. Brian Goldman
(Emergency Physician,
Mount Sinai Hospital,
Toronto; Host of CBC's
"White Coat; Black Art")

Ms. Pam Whitnack
(President, Whitnack
& Associates; former
Exec VP, AHS and
former CEO of
Chinook Health Region)

Dr. Lynette Reid (Associate  
Professor, Dept of
Bioethics, Dalhousie
University)
27

Presentation of the
Rimbey Report
(John Church)

Expert Panel

Dr. David Alter
(Associate Professor,
Dept of Medicine,
University of Toronto)

Dr. Owen Heisler
(Assistant Clinical
Professor, University
of Alberta)

Dr. John Church
(Associate Professor,
Dept of Political Science,  
U of A and former
Associate Professor
for Centre for Health
Promotion, U of A)
28

Entry of Statements  

Heather Stubley,
CCSC Nurse*

Statement of
Dr. Terry D.
Sosnowski

Monica Ulmer,
Alberta Health

Jennifer Currie,
Public Health,
Red Deer

Entry of Exhibits
1

No Hearings  
Scheduled

SOURCE: Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry

For further information:

MEDIA CONTACT:
Samantha Beckett
Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry
Phone:  (403) 270-2059
Email:  sbeckett@abhealthinquiry.ca

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