LHINs and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) work together to oversee a number of health capital programs including general capital initiatives, own funds capital projects, Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) and Post Construction Operating Plan (PCOP) funding.
MOHLTC/LHIN Joint Review Framework for Early Capital Planning Stages
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 fulfil 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, click on the links below.
MOHLTC/LHIN Capital Working Group
The MOHLTC/LHIN Capital Working Group has been established to facilitate collaboration and partnership between the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and LHINs in addressing the capital requirements contained in the MOHLTC-LHIN Accountability Agreement (MLAA).
Schedule 5, Financial Management, in the MLAA outlines the responsibilities and obligations of both the MOHLTC and the LHINs in the review and approval of capital projects. The role of the Working Group is to operationalize these sections and ensure clarity for the MOHLTC, LHINs, and health service providers. As per the MLAA, the working group addresses a number of health capital programs including general capital initiatives, own funds capital projects, Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF), and Post Construction Operating Plan (PCOP) funding.