Did you know that the LHIN funds two types of health provider organizations?
Health Service Providers: are suppliers of health programs and services that are offered in hospitals, community support service agencies, mental health and addiction service agencies, community health centres, and long-term care homes.
Legally speaking, “health service providers” are defined in Section 2 of the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006
Service Provider Organizations: are often called contracted service providers. On behalf of the LHIN, these agencies deliver home-and-community care services to support people living as independently as possible in the community. These services may include nursing, personal care (including bathing, dressing, etc.), physiotherapy, occupational therapy and more.
Legally speaking, “service providers” are defined in Section 2 of the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994