Cambie Surgeries CEO Brian Day launched this constitutional challenge after he learned his private for-profit surgical centres were going to be audited by the BC Government. The audit was triggered by dozens of patients who complained that they had been illegally billed at Cambie's clinics. An audit later revealed that Day’s clinics had overcharged patients by almost half a million dollars in just 30 days.
Our current laws protect against public funds being used to subsidize private profits. Physicians, such as those operating at the Cambie Surgeries clinic, are free to work privately so long as they are not taking public money and they provide care only outside of hospitals or community care facilities.