The government is being sued for allegedly breaching an agreement with a society that has been developing a telehealth network for the province's aboriginal communities, Public Eye has learned. The Inter Tribal Health Authority, a First Nations health services organization, made that accusation in a writ of summons filed with the Supreme Court of British Columbia late last week. The authority, one of two groups that helped setup the First Nations eHealth Centre of Excellence Society referenced in the filing, declined to provide further details on the case.
"I can't give any comment at this point in time until the board of directors has a chance to review," said its executive director Norman Lewsey.
Nor was the health services ministry able to shed any more light on the legal action.
"There is not enough detail at the current time to comment on the claim as the province has not been properly served with the writ of summons and no statement of claim has been provided," said a spokesperson.
The following is a complete copy of the aforementioned writ of summons.