A lawyer from Steinbach has been appointed to the Manitoba Health Appeal Board.

Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen Tuesday announced that Grant Driedger, Joan Holmstrom and Elaine Graham have been appointed. Driedger, who practices at Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP in Steinbach has been appointed board chair.

Grant Driedger (Photo credit: Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP)Driedger's practice is primarily focused on civil and administrative litigation, as well as real estate, wills and estates and criminal litigation. He is currently the representative for the eastern electoral district of the Law Society of Manitoba and has served as an adjudicator for the Office of the Commissioner for Review Tribunals with the Canada Pension Plan and the federal Pipeline Arbitration Committee.

The appointments are effective immediately and will expire April 11, 2020.

The Manitoba Health Appeal Board is a quasi-judicial body that hears appeals made by the public, health service providers and others, as outlined under The Health Services Insurance Act, The Ambulance Act and The Mental Health Act.