Capital Planning Framework

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry) now has two frameworks to address the needs of capital for both hospital and community.

  1. MOHLTC/LHIN Joint Review Framework for Early Capital Planning Stages 
  2. Community Health Capital Programs Policy Operational Framework 

Each define the process, policies and procedures related to the associated capital projects.

Hospitals

MOHLTC/LHIN Joint Review Framework for Early Capital Planning Stages

In November 2010, the Ministry and all Ontario LHINs released a new Joint Review Framework for early capital planning. Under this Framework, LHINs play a critical role in advising on, and endorsing, the program and service elements of all capital projects in the early capital planning stages.

The Joint Review Framework has been developed to fulfill provisions of the Ministry/LHIN Accountability Agreement (MLAA) which requires local needs and LHIN advice to be considered in the review of capital planning submissions. It will place an emphasis on local health system needs as the primary driver for capital initiatives.

Hospital Capital Planning Toolkit

For additional information about the Capital Planning Framework for hospitals, please click on the links below:

Community

Community Health Capital Programs Policy Operational Framework

The Community Health Capital Programs (CHCP) policy provides a unified approach for the review, approval and funding of community capital projects in Ontario by the ministry. The CHCP policy reduces the number of stages from six in the current model to four in the one for Single Provider and Integrated Facilities capital projects. The new capital planning and implementation process will address the key factors in the current process that have been identified by stakeholders and the ministry in delaying planning and implementation of community sector capital projects.

Under this new framework, the LHIN continues to play a critical role in advising on, and endorsing, the program and service elements of all community capital projects in the early capital planning stages.

Health Service Providers (HSPs) and organizations eligible under the CHCP policy for dedicated capital funding include:

  • Community Health Centres (CHCs)
  • Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHACs)
  • Community Based Mental Health and Addictions (MH&A) Agencies
  • Public Health Units
  • Family Health Teams
  • Nurse Practitioner Led Clinics

Community Capital Planning Toolkit

For additional information about the Community Capital Planning Toolkit, please click on the links below:

Community Health Capital Programs Policy Operational Framework - Training Sessions

For more information about the Capital Planning Process in the ESC LHIN, please contact:

Mark Erdelyan, Acting Capital Lead, Erie St. Clair LHIN
519-351-5677 ext. 3245
mark.erdelyan@lhins.on.ca