Queue-jumping inquiry coming in October

The inquiry into queue-jumping in Alberta’s health-care system will begin in October with oral submissions from people and organizations seeking standing or funding to participate in the inquiry.

The inquiry into queue-jumping in Alberta’s health-care system will begin in October with oral submissions from people and organizations seeking standing or funding to participate in the inquiry.

The Health Services Preferential Access Inquiry was announced after a report by the Alberta Health Quality Council exposed widespread problems in the health system.

If the inquiry determines preferential access is occurring, it will make recommendations to prevent improper access in the future.

Submissions for standing or funding will be heard in Edmonton on Oct. 15 and 16 and in Calgary on Oct. 18 and 19.

Applications must be received in writing no later than Aug. 31.

Rules and procedures for standing and funding applications are available at www.healthaccessinquiry.ca.

Dates, times and places for the inquiry’s evidentiary hearings will be announced at a later date.

The inquiry’s findings will be released at the end of April.

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