Health superboard releases document

EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services has approved an agreement that spells out how it should work with the provincial government.

EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services has approved an agreement that spells out how it should work with the provincial government.

The so-called mandate document follows the resignations of four Alberta Health Services board members after their boss, Stephen Duckett, was let go last week.

Some of them say they quit because of growing government interference.

The document says the board is accountable to Health Minister Gene Zwozdesky (zwahz-DEHS’-key) who is in turn accountable to Albertans through the legislature.

Zwozdesky says the document is necessary because people want a clear understanding of who is responsible and accountable for health care.

The document says Alberta Health Services is responsible for planning and delivering care, while the government is responsible for setting regulations and policy.