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:

  • assist in:
      • the gathering of information and evidence, including by means of research activities and reviews,
      • the evaluation of programs and other initiatives, and
      • the synthesis, dissemination and exchange of knowledge relating to patient safety, person-centred care and health service quality in Alberta;
  • identify effective practices and make recommendations for the improvement of patient safety, person-centred care and health service quality;
  • assist in the implementation and evaluation of activities, strategies and mechanisms designed to improve patient safety, person-centred care and health service quality;
  • engage with Albertans on their experience and satisfaction with patient safety, person-centred care and health service quality;
  • other activities as provided for in the regulations or required by a directive of the Minister under section 22.1.

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 →