Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry

Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry

February 22, 2013 17:37 ET

Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry Announces Public Hearings

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2013) - 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.


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 - 9
th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

Additional information regarding the public hearings is available on the Commission's website:

Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry

Witness Schedule

February 25 to March 1, 2013

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Olga Koch

Dr. Mark Swain, Division Head of Gastroenterology

Dr. Ron Bridges, CCSC Founder*

Entry of Statements

Heather Stubley, CCSC Nurse*

Statement of Dr. Terry D. Sosnowski

Monica Ulmer, Alberta Health

Expert Panel

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

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

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

Presentation of the Rimbey Report (John Church)

Expert Panel

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

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

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

To Be Announced

To Be Announced

*CCSC- Colon Cancer Screening Centre

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