Policies, Directives and Resources

COVID-19 Planning and Resources
Sub-Region Planning
Legislation, Directives, Policies (all sectors)
Funding and Allocations
HSP Audits and Reviews
Caregiver Support Framework
Patient/Resident Transitions Resources
Community Engagement Resources
French Language Health Services (FLHS)

COVID-19 Pandemic - PPE Planning and Wellness Resources
Sub-Region Planning

In 2019, the government introduced Bill 74, The People’s Health Care Act. This legislation outlines requirements to integrate LHINs and other provincial health agencies into a single agency, Ontario Health, and supports the establishment of local Ontario Health Teams that connect health care providers and services around the needs of patients and families.

Core to the government’s plan for the creation of Ontario Health Teams is that, together, these teams will manage the delivery of care, and guide patients and families to navigate seamlessly through care transitions. Each team will be made up of a group local health care providers – including primary care, hospitals, home care, long-term care, mental health and addictions supports, and others – organized to work as a coordinated group.

Below you will find resources and information to assist health service providers who are interested in preparing an Expression of Interest to become part of Ontario Health Teams.

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Legislation, Directives, Policies (all sectors)

Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (updated with Patients First Act provisions)

The People’s Health Care Act, 2019

All statutes under accountability of the Ministry of Health and Long Term

The Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010

Central LHIN Whistleblower Policy 

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HSP Audits and Reviews

The Ministry has developed two guidelines to help LHINs identify and respond to issues concerning the organizational and financial health of its health service providers. Copies of these guidelines are provided below:

Guidelines for Community Health Service Providers

Guidelines for Hospitals

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Caregiver Support Framework

Caregiver Support Framework: A Planning Tool for Healthcare Providers - May 2018

A Planning Framework for Improving Supports to Caregivers: A Discussion Document - May 2017

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Patient/Resident Transitions Resources
Health Service Provider Community Engagement Resources

See Community Engagement for more information about the LHIN Community Engagement Guidelines - June 2016.

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French Language Health Services (FLHS)

Guide to Requirements and Obligations Pertaining to French Language Health Services - provincial guide for planning, funding and delivering FLHS.

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All information provided is believed to be accurate and reliable, but it changes from time to time.  We will make changes, updates and deletions as required and make every effort to ensure the accuracy and quality of the information provided. Please ensure you are using the most up-to-date policies, directives and resources.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Central LHIN.