Filing a Complaint

A physician's knowledge, skills and judgement are constantly tested. In the vast majority of cases, they make the right call but mistakes can happen. When patient care is impacted, we need to know. Our approach is not to blame or shame physicians, but rather help them learn from mistakes to improve their practices for all Albertans.

Before you file a complaint

Did you consider talking to the physician first? Sometimes complaints arise from simple misunderstandings, and a conversation can resolve the issue.

How to file a complaint

If you decide a formal complaint is needed, please complete our complaint form, which includes a consent to release and access information.

We accept signed complaint forms by email at, by fax at 780.424.9617 or by mail. 

Once we receive your form, we’ll look at the information and decide the best way to resolve your complaint based on options outlined in the Health Professions Act.


Questions about filing a complaint? Contact our team.

Phone: 780-423-4764
Toll-free: 1-800-561-3899 (in Canada)

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