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July 04, 2016 - 6:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - The provincial government is looking to hear citizens' ideas about the health care system.

The province is holding a public consultation on Wednesday, July 6 for organizations or individuals to share ideas on the province's health system. Members of the legislature’s committee on health will be listening to presentations about three specific subjects: Rural health care, interdisciplinary teams and addictions recovery programs.

While most slots have been filled, there’s still room for more presentations, committee chair and MLA for Boundary-Similkameen Linda Larson says.

Presentations are about 15 minutes long followed by 15 minutes for questions. The hearings are scheduled for the Coast Hotel at 1250 Rogers Way from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Larson says presentations which started today, July 4, in Victoria, have already touched on all three subjects. Tomorrow they'll be in Prince George followed by three days in Vancouver.

For those unable to make it to the in-person hearings, there are other means to participate. Written submissions will be accepted until July 29.

Audio and video submissions will be collected as well. The committee will review all submissions before writing a report.

“What we will do is take everything that we’ve heard and put it in a report,” Larson says. “We’ll present it in fall to the legislature.”

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