Accountability

Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement

The Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 requires that the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and Carlington Community Health Centre (CCHC) enter into a Multi-Sector Accountability Agreement (M-SAA), which enables the LHIN to provide funding to CCHC for the provision of services. It supports a collaborative relationship between the LHIN and CCHC to improve the health of Ontarians through better access to high quality health services, to coordinate health care in local health systems and to manage the health system at the local level effectively and efficiently.

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On June 8, 2010, The Excellent Care for All Act was passed in the legislature expanding Health Quality Ontario’s role and mandate. The functions of Health Quality Ontario are:

  • to monitor and report to the people of Ontario on, access to publicly funded health services, health human resources in publicly funded health services,consumer and population health status, and health system outcomes;
  • to support continuous quality improvement;
  • to promote health care that is supported by the best available scientific evidence by, making recommendations to health care organizations and other entities on standards of care in the health system, based on or respecting clinical practice guidelines and protocols, and making recommendations.

Effective April 1, 2013 Carlington CHC is required to file an annual Quality Improvement Plan with Health Quality Ontario.

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