Ministry-LHIN Accountability Agreement 

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are each responsible for developing and fulfilling clear and achievable performance obligations, and to identify any risks to performance. Both parties are committed to work collaboratively, by establishing clear lines of communication and responsibility, and by working diligently to resolve issues in a proactive and timely manner.  

In support of these objectives, the Ministry and the LHINs developed an Accountaiblity Agreement (“Agreement”) which reflects the continued evolution of the LHIN model as well as the LHINs’ maturity in managing the local health system. It recognizes that the MOHLTC and the LHINs have a joint responsibility to achieve better health outcomes for Ontarians and to effectively oversee the use of public funds in a fiscally sustainable manner. The Agreement acknowledges the MOHLTC’s responsibility to apply appropriate scrutiny of fiscal management and health services delivery managed by the LHINs.

The agreement sets out obligations on the part of both the Ministry and LHINs in fulfilling our mandate to plan, integrate, and fund local health care services.

Ministry-LHIN Accountability Agreement 2015-2018