Authors: Brian D. Mulroney, Susan E. Sorensen
Details: On November 24, 2005, the Ontario government introduced Bill 36: The Local Health System Integration Act, 2005 ("Bill 36"). If passed, Bill 36 will purportedly shift much of the management, co-ordination and funding of local health care services providers (including hospitals, community care access centres, long-term care facilities, community support service organizations, mental or community health centres and similar organizations) from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ("MOHLTC") to community-based, local health integration networks ("LHINs").