Policies, Procedures and Standards

Continuing Care

Alberta Continuing Care Act Effective April 1, 2024

References to continuing care (including home care, designated supportive living, long term care and hospice) may not reflect the updated language or terms found in the new Alberta Continuing Care Act effective April 1, 2024. Refer to the Continuing Care Glossary for definitions.

Policies, Procedures and standards are important to direct our actions in order to inspire, empower and guide how we work together with clients and families.

Note, the term patient is used within policy documents within Alberta Health Services. Patient means all persons who receive or have requested health care or services from Alberta Health Services and its health care providers and also means, where applicable:

  1. a co-decision-maker with the person; or
  2. an alternate decision-maker on behalf of the person

Policies & Procedures