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Protection for Persons in Care Act

Information for Health Professionals

The Protection for Persons in Care Act (PPCA) has been revised and the new Act is in effect July 1, 2010.

The PPCA is designed to improve protection for adults receiving government-funded care or support services through the prevention of abuse.  In addition, the Act requires reporting of abuse and independent reviews of reports of abuse.

For more information on Alberta Health Services processes for complying with the PPCA, the Alberta Health Services Protection for Persons in Care Directive.

Alberta Health Services Fact Sheets are also available on the following topics:

For more information on the Act and Alberta government resources such as bulletins, brochures and posters, visit Alberta Health Protection for Persons in Care (PPC).