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Local Health System Integration Act, 2006

ONTARIO REGULATION 456/16

HEALTH SHARED SERVICES ONTARIO

Consolidation Period:  From January 1, 2017 to the e-Laws currency date.

No amendments.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

CONTENTS

Interpretation

1.

Definitions

Agency

2.

Agency established

3.

Objects of the Agency

4.

Powers of the Agency

5.

Application of corporate statutes

Operation of Agency

6.

Board of directors

7.

Powers of the board of directors

8.

Policy directives

9.

Chief executive officer

10.

Fiscal year

Reports and Audits

11.

Annual report

12.

Auditor

 

Interpretation

Definitions

1. In this Regulation,

“Agency” means the corporation established under section 2; (“organisme”)

“community care access corporation” means a corporation continued or incorporated under the Community Care Access Corporations Act, 2001; (“société d’accès aux soins communautaires”)

“Minister” means the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. (“ministre”)

Agency

Agency established

2. (1) A corporation without share capital is hereby established under the name Health Shared Services Ontario in English and Services communs pour la santé Ontario in French.

Composition

(2) The Agency is composed of the members of its board of directors.

Objects of the Agency

3. The objects of the Agency are to provide shared services to local health integration networks and community care access corporations, including, without limitation, the following shared services:

1. Human resource management, including employee benefits and assistance.

2. Labour relations and collective bargaining.

3. Information technology, data management, and oversight of provincial patient care technology platforms.

4. Logistics.

5. Finance and administration, including accounts payable and inventory management.

6. Procurement.

7. Communications and public relations.

8. Home and community care program support and implementation, including support for policy development and implementation and quality improvement.

Powers of the Agency

4. (1) The Agency has the capacity, rights and powers of a natural person for carrying out its objects, except as limited by the Act and this Regulation.

Furthering of objects

(2) The Agency shall carry out its objects and operations without the purpose of gain and shall not use its revenue, including money or assets that it receives by grant, contribution or otherwise, for any purpose other than to further its objects.

Approval required

(3) The Agency shall not exercise the following powers without the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council:

1. Acquiring, holding, disposing, mortgaging, charging, hypothecating or otherwise transferring or encumbering any interest in real property, except for leasing office space that is reasonably necessary for the purposes of the Agency.

2. Creating a subsidiary.

3. Applying for or obtaining registration as a registered charity under the Income Tax Act (Canada).

Borrowing, etc.

(4) The Agency is permitted to borrow, invest funds and manage financial risks, subject to the authorization required by subsection 39 (7) of the Act.

Lending and donations

(5) The Agency shall not lend money or make political or charitable donations.

Not charitable property

(6) The property of the Agency is not charitable property.

Application of corporate statutes

Application of Business Corporations Act

5. (1) Subsection 134 (1) (standard of care) and section 136 (indemnification) of the Business Corporations Act apply, with necessary modifications, to the Agency, to the members of its board of directors and its officers.

Non-application of Corporations Act and Corporations Information Act

(2) The Corporations Act and the Corporations Information Act do not apply to the Agency.

Operation of Agency

Board of directors

6. (1) The board of directors of the Agency shall be composed of not more than 11 members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Term

(2) Subject to subsection (3), 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.

Revocation, resignation, etc.

(3) A member ceases to be a member of the board of directors if, before the term of the member expires,

(a) the Lieutenant Governor in Council revokes the member’s appointment as a member of the Agency; or

(b) the member dies, resigns as a member of the board of directors or becomes bankrupt.

Designation of chair and vice-chair

(4) Subject to subsection (7), the Lieutenant Governor in Council shall designate a chair and at least one vice-chair from among the members of the board of directors.

Chair’s role

(5) The chair shall preside over the meetings of the board of directors.

Vice-chair’s role

(6) In the case of the absence or illness of the chair or there being a vacancy in the office of chair, a vice-chair has all the powers and shall perform the duties of the chair.

If no designation

(7) If the Lieutenant Governor in Council has not designated a chair or a vice-chair of the Agency, the members of the board of directors may select a chair or vice-chair from among their members to hold office as provided for by by-law, until such time as the Lieutenant Governor in council makes a designation.

No remuneration

(8) The members of the board of directors shall not be paid any remuneration for serving as a member of the board.

Expenses

(9) The members of the board of directors shall be reimbursed for expenses for serving as a member of the board in accordance with the directives issued by the Management Board of Cabinet under the Management Board of Cabinet Act.

Quorum

(10) A majority of the members of the board of directors constitutes a quorum for the conduct of business of the board.

Meetings

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

Powers of the board of directors

7. (1) The affairs of the Agency are under the management and control of the board of directors, subject to any policy directives issued under section 8.

By-laws and resolutions

(2) The board of directors may make by-laws and pass resolutions regulating its proceedings and generally for the conduct and management of the affairs of the Agency, including establishing committees.

Officers

(3) Without limiting the generality of subsection (2), the board of directors may make by-laws or pass resolutions to appoint officers and assign to them such powers and duties as the board considers appropriate.

Delegation

(4) The board of directors may delegate any of its powers or duties under this Regulation or under the Act or any other Act to such person or persons as the board considers appropriate and may impose conditions and restrictions with respect to the delegation.

Policy directives

8. (1) The Minister may issue policy directives to the board of directors relating to the exercise of the Agency’s powers or the performance of its duties where the Minister considers it to be in the public interest to do so.

Agency shall implement

(2) The Agency shall promptly and efficiently implement every policy directive issued by the Minister.

General or particular

(3) A policy directive issued by the Minister may be general or particular in its application.

Non-application of Legislation Act, 2006 (Part III)

(4) Part III (Regulations) of the Legislation Act, 2006 does not apply to the Minister’s policy directives.

Conflict

(5) For greater certainty, in the event of a conflict between a policy directive issued under this section and a provision of any applicable Act or rule of any applicable law, the Act or rule prevails.

Chief executive officer

9. (1) The board of directors shall appoint a person to be the chief executive officer of the Agency.

Chief executive officer’s responsibilities

(2) The chief executive officer is responsible for the management and administration of the affairs of the Agency, subject to the supervision and direction of the board of directors.

Other employees

(3) The Agency may employ or otherwise engage such persons, other than the chief executive officer, as it considers necessary for the proper conduct of the business of the Agency.

Fiscal year

10. The Agency’s fiscal year begins on April 1 in each year and ends on March 31 in the following year.

Reports and Audits

Annual report

11. (1) The Agency shall give the Minister an annual report on its affairs with respect to every fiscal year.

Contents

(2) The annual report shall include audited financial statements for the fiscal year of the Agency to which the report relates.

Timing and other content

(3) The timing and other content of the annual report shall comply with the directives issued by the Management Board of Cabinet under the Management Board of Cabinet Act.

Submission and tabling of annual report

(4) The Minister shall make the annual report available to the public.

Other information and reports

(5) The Agency shall give the Minister such other information and reports on its affairs as the Minister may require.

Transition, 2016-2017 fiscal year

(6) Despite subsections (1), (2) and (3), the information that would have been included in the annual report with respect to the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2017 shall instead be included in the annual report with respect to the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2018.

Auditor

12. (1) The Agency shall appoint one or more auditors licensed under the Public Accounting Act, 2004 to audit annually the accounts and financial transactions of the Agency.

Auditor’s report

(2) The Agency shall give a copy of every auditor’s report to the Minister within six months after the end of the fiscal year to which the report relates, and shall make available to the Auditor General, on his or her request, the auditor’s report and all accounts, records and other documents relating to the audit.

Audit requirement from Minister

(3) The Minister may require that any aspect of the affairs of the Agency be audited by an auditor appointed by the Minister.

Transition, 2016-2017 fiscal year

(4) Despite subsection (2), the information that would have been included in the auditor’s report with respect to the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2017 shall instead be included in the auditor’s report with respect to the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2018.

13. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).

 

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