The Health Quality Council of Alberta Act

The HQCA is legislated under the Health Quality Council of Alberta Act. Our responsibilities, set forth in the Act, include:

  • Measure, monitor and assess patient safety and health service quality.
  • Identify effective practices and make recommendations for the improvement of patient safety and health service quality.
  • Assist in the implementation and evaluation of activities, strategies and mechanisms designed to improve patient safety and health service quality.
  • Survey Albertans on their experience and satisfaction with patient safety and health service quality.
  • Assess or study matters respecting patient safety and health service quality.
  • Appoint a panel and provide administrative support for public inquiries relating to the health system, as directed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

The Health Quality Council of Alberta Act

This is the legislation that sets forth our mandate to improve both health service quality and patient safety across the province. More →