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Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry Announces Public Hearings

Feb 22 2013 12:00AM



CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/22/13 -- 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 - 9th 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----------------------------------------------------------------------------25 26 27 28 1Olga Koch Expert Panel Presentation of To Be To Be the Rimbey Report Announced AnnouncedDr. Mark Swain, Dr. Brian Goldman (John Church)Division Head of (EmergencyGastroenterology Physician, Mount Expert Panel Sinai Hospital,Dr. Ron Bridges, Toronto; Host of Dr. David AlterCCSC Founder(i) CBC's "White Coat; (Associate Black Art") Professor, Dept ofEntry of Medicine,Statements Dr. Owen Heisler University of (Assistant Toronto)Heather Stubley, ClinicalCCSC Nurse(i) Professor, Dr. John Church University of (AssociateStatement of Dr. Alberta) Professor, Dept ofTerry D. Sosnowski Political Science, Ms. Pam Whitnack U of A and formerMonica Ulmer, (President, AssociateAlberta Health Whitnack & Professor for Associates; former Centre for Health Exec VP, AHS and Promotion, U of A) former CEO of Chinook Health Dr. Lynette Reid Region) (Associate Professor, Dept of Bioethics, Dalhousie University)----------------------------------------------------------------------------

(i)CCSC- Colon Cancer Screening Centre

Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry
Samantha Beckett
(403) 270-2059

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