CAQ unveils Santé Québec, the new agency in charge of fixing the province’s health-care system – CBC

Health minister calls Bill 15 ‘historic’ and ‘fruit of colossal work’ during pandemic

Mar 29, 2023

François Legault’s government is banking on a new provincial agency to fix its battered health-care system, and it’s called Santé Québec.

The creation of Santé Québec is the foundational piece of Bill 15, which Health Minister Christian Dubé tabled at the National Assembly on Wednesday.

If it becomes law, Santé Québec would oversee all activities related to the public health-care system, including providing services and facilitating access.

The province’s Health Ministry would provide broad guidelines, Dubé said, but Santé Québec would be the organization in charge.

Santé Québec would also help organize elements of the private sector.

“It will be a separate entity with a small management team that will be responsible for operations, and developing the means to achieve results,” the minister said.

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