Government Directives

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This section will help you understand the context of health system integration in Ontario by providing key directives from the Ontario government ministries, Local Health Integration Networks and other levels of government. Information about funding available for integration work is also included.

The Local Health System Integration Act of 2006 provides the underlying legislative structure for health system integration in Ontario. There are, however, many other relevant directives from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, other Ontario government ministries, and Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs).

There are also federal directives that are relevant to health system integration: Government of Canada legislation governs the whole health system, the federal government is directly responsible for on-reserve health of First Nations, and constitutional documents such as the Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantee linguistic, Aboriginal and other rights which may become relevant in integration contexts.