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Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreements


CAPS & MSAA 2014-2017

It is a requirement of the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 that LHINs have a service accountability agreement (SAA) in place with each health service provider (HSP) that it funds. All 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) were required to enter into a new Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreements (MSAA) with community health service providers effective April 1, 2014. The current MSAA between LHINs and their community care access centres (CCAC) community health centres (CHC), community mental health and addictions provider (CMH&A) and community support service providers (CSS) covers a three-year term ending March 31, 2017. 

In order to facilitate the development of the MSAAs, each health service provider was required to submit a planning document known as the Community Accountability Planning Submission (CAPS). The CAPS together with the MSAA form the basis of a multi-year funding and planning framework.  This framework supports the province's efforts to facilitate alignment of the provision of health services across health sectors and in line with the Ministry and LHIN priorities.