Ministry of Health Long-Term Care / Local Health Integration Network Joint Review Framework for Early Capital Planning Strages

 
In November 2010, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and all Ontario LHINs released a new Joint Review Framework for early capital planning. Under this Framework, LHINs play a critical role in advising on, and endorsing, the program and service elements of all capital projects in the early capital planning stages.

The new Joint Review Framework has been developed to fulfill provisions of the Ministry/LHIN Accountability Agreement (MLAA) which requires local needs and LHIN advice to be considered in the review of capital planning submissions.  It will place an emphasis on local health system needs as the primary driver for capital initiatives.

The Framework was developed by the MOHLTC/LHIN Capital Working Group in consultation with stakeholders. The Capital Working Group will continue to work with and support stakeholders as they implement and apply the new Framework.

Health Service Providers eligible under the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care’s health capital program include:

• Public hospitals (including own funds projects as per legislation)
•Community Health Centres
•Community-Based Mental Health Programs
•Community-Based Substance Abuse (Addiction) Programs
•Long-term Care Supportive Housing Providers (typically supporting programs for the frail elderly, acquired brain injury, physically disabled and HIV/AIDS)

For additional information about the framework, please clik on the links below.

MOHLTC-LHIN Joint Review Framework for Early Capital Planning Stages: Toolkit
Bulletin-Oct.11
Bulletin
Backgrounder
Qs and As
Slide Presentation to Ministry and LHINs (October 28, 2010)