Effective January 1, 2016 the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act,
2010 (the "BPSAA") will be
amended to include new sections around the publication of
business plans and compliance attestations by designated broader
public sector organizations. The amendments will allow the
Management Board of Cabinet to issue directives requiring
designated broader public sector organizations to prepare and
publish business plans and other specified business or financial
Directives for Designated Broader Public Sector
Under the BPSAA, designated broader public sector
community care access centres; and
publicly funded organizations receiving 10 million dollars or
more in funding from the Government of
Ontario in the previous fiscal year.
The directives may specify the form, content, timing and methods
of publication of business plans and other documents. Every
designated broader public sector organization to which the
directives apply will have to comply with the directives.
Guidelines for Publicly Funded Organizations
The Management Board of Cabinet is also authorized to make
guidelines with respect to the preparation and publication of
business plans or financial documents by publicly funded
Under the BPSAA, publicly funded organizations include
every authority, board, commission, committee, corporation,
council, foundation or organization that received public funds from
the Government of Ontario in the previous fiscal year. Long-term
care homes are not considered publicly funded
organizations under the BPSAA and are therefore not subject to
Attestations by Hospitals and LHINs
In addition to other attestation requirements, effective January
1, 2016, the BPSAA will also require hospitals and Local Health
Integration Networks to deliver attestations of their compliance
with directives issued by the Management Board of Cabinet on the
preparation and publication of business plans and other business or
No directives or guidelines have been issued at this time. We
will continue to monitor any further developments and will keep you
apprised of the contents of new directives and guidelines as they
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