Alberta nurses take aim at code of conduct

Health authority's code 'condescending': Union
||Last Updated: 07/27/2009

The union representing Alberta nurses has filed a grievance against the provincial health authority's new code of conduct.

The Alberta Health Services' new code states employees - including nurses, doctors and pharmacists - can't publicly say anything negative about the organization.

"As a representative of Alberta Health Services, which you are by virtue of your role within the organization, it is important to exercise caution at all times and to choose your words carefully when engaging in any form of public speaking," states the code, which is posted on the health authority's website.