Health System Accountability
Through the development and execution of Service Accountability Agreements with our health service providers, and through the Ministry-LHIN Performance Agreements with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, LHINs enhance system accountability for public funds. These agreements set out funding and performance deliverables for local services that are aligned with LHIN and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care priorities.
For 2017-18, Central LHIN has 99 current Service Accountability Agreements across all sectors and providers. Ultimately, these agreements support system collaboration to enhance stability and accountability in the health system. They also help us to build a better local health care system – one that emphasizes quality care for people and their families and is delivered within available resources.
Minister Hoskins issues Transfer Order for Central LHIN
In May 2017, home care services and staff will begin to transfer from Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) to Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). This is a structural system change that will help the Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care move forward.
The process will be seamless for patients and home care clients. There will be no disruption to care or patient experience, and there will be no need to change health care providers.
Central CCAC will transfer to Central LHIN on June 7, 2017.
Central Transfer Order
Ministry Mandate Letter
The 2017-18 Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) mandate letter issued by the Honourable Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, on May 1, 2017. The LHIN mandate letter focuses on key ministry initiatives and outlines the broad service and performance expectations for the LHIN in 2017-18.
Ministry-LHIN Performance Agreement (also known as Ministry-LHIN Accountability Agreement)
Central LHIN Certificates of Compliance
Ontario’s 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) through their individual Ministry-LHIN Performance Agreements (MLPAs) are required to sign Certificates of Compliance as part of the General Performance Obligations. These Certificates of Compliance are completed on a quarterly basis and attests to the LHIN’s compliance with applicable legislation; provincial policies; standards; operating manuals; directives; and guidelines available to the LHINs, as required by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC).
The Central HIN is committed to being open and transparent with its stakeholders and the general public. To support this commitment, the Central LHIN's Certificate of Compliance is presented quarterly at the Board of Directors Meeting – Open Sessions and posted on our website.
- April 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015
- January 1, 2015 to March 31, 2015
- October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014
- July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2014
- April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014
- January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014
- October 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013
- July 1, 2013 to September 30, 2013
- October 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012
- July 1, 2012 to September 30, 2012
- April 1, 2012 to June 30, 2012
- January 1, 2012 to March 31, 2012
- October 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011
- July 1, 2011 to September 30, 2011
Health Service Provider Accountability Agreements
As health system planners, part of Central LHIN's role is to work with local health service providers to develop a framework for accountability that encourages transparency and ensures the best possible quality of care is available to all residents in the Central LHIN region.
The accountability agreements below outline the responsibilities of local health service providers and the LHIN, set activity and financial targets, detail expectations for ongoing development and service delivery and provide benchmarks so that providers and the LHIN can measure performance year over year.
Click on the links below to view the accountability agreements of Central LHIN’s health service providers.
Affirmation of Memorandum of Understanding Between Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Ontario
and Central LHIN
Additional Updates on System Accountability and Performance
Additional updates on system accountability and performance can be found in Board Packages which are presented to the Central LHIN Board of Directors at their open board meetings. For more information, please see the Board Meetings page on our website.