Our Mandate

To promote and improve patient safety and health service quality on a province-wide basis, primarily through the lens of the Alberta Quality Matrix for Health.

Our responsibilities, as set forth in the Health Quality Council of Alberta Act:

  • 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.