As part of the Patients First Act, 2016 and to support LHINs to fulfill their expanded mandates as the single point of accountability for local health system planning in their regions and sub-regions, the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (LHSIA) was amended to provide the LHINs with additional tools and authorities in the form of new directive, investigatory and supervisory powers over the Health Service Providers they fund, with certain exceptions.
These new authorities mirror the approach that has demonstrated success in hospitals and strengthen a larger framework of accountability and oversight under LHSIA. They build on the LHINs’ existing authorities to arrange integrations and conduct audits and reviews of their Health Service Providers.
For more information on the new LHIN Authorities please refer to:
• New LHIN Authorities Guideline – Principles and Use
• New LHIN Authorities Q&A