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Alberta Health expenses online

Months after an expense scandal led to the resignation of an Alberta Health Services board member and the firing of its chief financial officer, the AHS has announced it will post executive and board member expenses on its website.

Starting on Monday the information is now be available on the website in the Wait Times and Reporting section. The expense information will be posted monthly and will include the expense reports for members of the AHS board, the president and chief executive officer, direct reports to the CEO and several other senior positions.

As well, expenses for senior staff members at the senior vice-president level and above, as well as zone medical directors, chief medical officers, the ethics and compliance officer, the chief audit executive and the chief of staff will be posted.

On Monday, expense claim information for October 2012 was posted and November expense claim information will be posted by Dec. 14. Thereafter, monthly expense report posts will occur by the 10th business day of each month.

This builds on other adjustments AHS has made to its travel, hospitality and hosting policy.

According to a release, the new policy strengthens the requirements for what is permissible for reimbursement as a travel, meal and hospitality expense. It includes the public disclosure of approved expense reports submitted by executive staff members and the board.



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