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Local Health Integration Networks (operating as Home and Community Care Support Services)

Ministry
Health
URL
www.lhins.on.ca
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Background
LOCAL HEALTH SYSTEM INTEGRATION ACT, S.O. 2006, C. 4, PART II, S. 3
Function

The government of Ontario is building a connected health care system to improve the patient and caregiver experience and strengthen local services, including the phased introduction of Ontario Health Teams. A fundamental component of this health system transformation is modernizing home and community care delivery to improve patient access to care, enable the integration of home and community care services within the rest of the health care system through the Ontario Health Team model, and maintain service continuity during the transition period.

The government has made a strong commitment to modernize long-term care in the province – to build healthier and safer communities – by building a 21st century long-term care sector that is resident-centred and provides access to the highest quality of care for our most vulnerable when and where they need it.

Home and community care services and the long-term care sector are vital parts of the continuum of care in Ontario. In 2019-20, home care services were provided to 611,800 clients and their families. In August 2020, more than 70,000 Ontarians were long-stay residents of a long-term care home. To ensure the ongoing stability of services while home and community care transitions into Ontario Health Teams over time, the 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are being refocused into interim and transitional organizations with a refocused and narrowed mandate of providing home care and long-term care home placement services, and facilitating access to community services, until these functions transition to Ontario Health Teams and other organizations and arrangements.

To reflect this focused mandate, effective April 1, 2021, these corporations will operate under the business name Home and Community Care Support Services and will be responsible for managing and delivering home care and long-term care home placement, as well as supporting the transition of their functions to Ontario Health Teams and other organizations in collaboration with key system partners. The board of directors, through the chair, will report to the Minister of Health and the ministry will fund and maintain an accountability framework across all of the LHIN/Home and Community Care Support Services corporations across the province:

Central:

  • Home and Community Care Support Services: Central
  • Home and Community Care Support Services: Central West
  • Home and Community Care Support Services: Mississauga Halton
  • Home and Community Care Support Services: North Simcoe Muskoka

East:

  • Home and Community Care Support Services: Central East
  • Home and Community Care Support Services: Champlain
  • Home and Community Care Support Services: South East

Toronto:

  • Home and Community Care Support Services: Toronto Central

North:

  • Home and Community Care Support Services: North East
  • Home and Community Care Support Services: North West

West:

  • Home and Community Care Support Services: Erie St. Clair
  • Home and Community Care Support Services: Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant
  • Home and Community Care Support Services: South West
  • Home and Community Care Support Services: Waterloo Wellington

The LHINs/Home and Community Care Support Services will manage and deliver home care services (e.g. nursing, personal support, and therapy services) and long-term care assessment and placement both directly and indirectly. Responsibility includes, but is not limited to, assessing individuals to determine eligibility for services and the amount and type of services required, making arrangements for and coordinating the provision of home care services to people in their homes, schools, residential hospices and other community settings helping individuals to navigate the system by providing information and making referrals to regional services, and managing the placement to long-term care homes. Some Home and Community Care Support Services corporations will also manage placement into adult day programs, supportive housing, chronic care and rehabilitation beds in public hospitals.

Membership

The board of directors shall consist of no more than twelve members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council who shall form the board of directors of the network. The Lieutenant Governor in Council shall designate a chair and at least one vice-chair from among the members of the board of directors.

Term

The members of the board of directors shall hold office for a term of up to three years at the pleasure of the Lieutenant Governor in Council and may be reappointed any number of additional terms up to a maximum of 6 years.

Meetings
The board of directors shall meet regularly throughout the year and in any event shall hold at least four meetings in each calendar year.
Remuneration

Appointees are remunerated according to Schedule A, Level 2 of the Agencies and Appointments Directive

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Chair (Part-Time) KENNETH JOSEPH ("JOE") PARKER
01-Jul-2021 - 31-Dec-2021
nobleton
2. Vice-Chair (Part-Time) GLENNA RAYMOND
01-Jul-2021 - 30-Jun-2023
oshawa
3. Member (Part-Time) ANNE CAMPBELL
01-Jul-2021 - 31-Dec-2021
waterloo
4. Member (Part-Time) CAROL ANNETT
01-Jul-2021 - 31-Dec-2021
toronto
5. Member (Part-Time) EUGENE CAWTHRAY
01-Jul-2021 - 31-Dec-2021
aurora
6. Member (Part-Time) MIKE DIBDEN
01-Jul-2021 - 30-Jun-2023
toronto
7. Member (Part-Time) STEPHAN PLOURDE
01-Jul-2021 - 30-Jun-2023
saint-albert