Alberta to limit self-regulation

November 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/20/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 11, p1342
Academic Journal
The article reports that the bill which would limit self-regulation of 28 health care professions in Alberta will be deliberated in fall 2007. Darryl LaBuick, incoming president of the Alberta Medical Association, states that the bill allows the minister to direct the self-regulating body, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, to develop and amend its conduct according to a direction imposed by the minister. It is indicated that the bill would allow only political interference in the decisions based on evidence and best practices.


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