Legislation

Local Health System Integration Act, 2006

The Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 provides the authority for the Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), now operating as Home and Community Care Support Services organizations, to provide province-wide access to home and community care services for Ontario residents and coordinate admission to long-term care homes.

On April 1, 2021, amendments to the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (LHSIA) came into force, reflecting the newly focused service delivery mandate of the Home and Community Care Support Services organizations, including repealing the preamble and numerous sections of LHSIA that governed the functions transferred to Ontario Health. On this date, the health system planning and funding functions from the LHINs transferred into Ontario Health.

Patient care functions including home and community care and long-term care home placement services and facilitation of access to community services remain with the LHINs under a new name to reflect a re-focused mandate - Home and Community Care Support Services. There are no changes to how patients access home and community care or long-term care home placement services and there will be no changes to their regular contacts.

The government continues to provide stewardship of Ontario's health system, setting direction, strategic policy and system standards and delivering provincial programs and services.

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