For the time being, they’re calling it ‘an agreement in principle’.
After signing a letter of intent on Aug. 17, Alberta Health Services and Dynalife say the company will continue to provide medical testing for the Edmonton region for five more years, starting April 1, 2017.
In a statement, AHS CEO Verna Yiu wrote: “The five-year term provides stability and predictability for staff and patients while AHS and Alberta Health transition to a new provincial model for laboratory services in Alberta. This extension will provide consistency through to March 2022.”
The agreement comes a few months after the provincial government announced its intention to start transitioning the lab services model toward more public delivery.
The two sides are now negotiating on terms. Yiu said she is hopeful an agreement will be wrapped up by the end of September.