The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (OCMOH) provides public health expertise to support health surveillance, population health and disease control initiatives on issues of public health importance.
The Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) in Alberta is Dr. James Talbot. His role is supported by senior provincial medical officers of health, Dr. Martin Lavoie and Dr. Ada Bennett.
The OCMOH promotes and protects the health of Albertans under the authority of the Public Health Act. The OCMOH acts as a liaison between the government and Alberta Health Services, medical officers of health, and executive officers in the administration of the Public Health Act.
The CMOH is a member of the Alberta Health executive and reports directly to the Minister of Health, and advises on matters relating to the health of the population.