Local Health Integration Act, Government of Ontario, 2006.

The Local Health Integration Act is a law of the Government of Ontario intended to establish an integrated health system that would improve the health of Ontarians through better access, coordination and management of the health system at the local level. The Act defines key concepts such as “service accountability agreement”, ”health service provider”, “community”, “integrated health service plan” and “local health integration network (LHIN)”. Part III of the Act, Planning and Community Engagement, sets out the legal requirement for LHINs and health service providers to engage the community when developing plans and setting priorities for the delivery of health services. This Act is essential reading for everyone working in policy development and CE in the province of Ontario, or for those tasked with developing and implementing an organizational CE strategy.

Topics: Evaluation/effectiveness, Legal requirements, Planning – CE, Planning – health, Policy development

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