Hospital Accountability Planning Submissions (HAPS) and Hospital Service Accountability Agreements (HSAA)

Ontario's LHINs are required under the Local Health Services Integration Act, 2006 to negotiate service accountability agreements with the Health Service Providers they fund. The current Hospital Service Accountability Agreements (HSAA) will expire on March 31, 2017. 

The Hospital Annual Planning Submission (HAPS) process for the 2017-18 fiscal year is a working document that informs hospital planning through linkages in the financial and clinical plan. The HSAA is informed when the specific plans are agreed to between the hospital and the LHIN. The annual HAPS includes: a detailed operating plan, financial and statistical budgets and performance indicators. 

Additional documents (i.e. Schedule Templates, Technical Specifications) will be posted as they become available.

2017-2018 HSAA Communiques

Projected Timelines for 2017-2018

 Activity  Time Frame Hospital/LHIN Communications 
HAPS Completion
HAPS uploaded to SRI including the additional input (submit as document through SRI)
 October 3, 2016 to
 February 7, 2017
Email notification to the LHIN when HAPS is completed
HAPS Narrative (submit as document through SRI)  October 3, 2016 to
 February 7, 2017
January 16, 2017 to be submitted to the LHIN Schedule A and HAPS Narrative-Draft
HSAA Schedules/Indicator education including the submitted review of the Narrative and Schedule A  January 17, 2017 
 January, (TBD) 2017 

Webinar/Teleconference Halton Healthcare Services 
Teleconference/In-Person; Trillium Health Partners
Provincial and Local Indicators Performance Targets Negotiated & Finalized  February 1, 2017 to February 28,  2017 

Schedule teleconferences with each of Halton Healthcare Services Corporation and Trillium Health Partners in the month of February, 2017. An additional teleconference to be determined when required.
LHIN prepares the Hospital Agreements and Schedules & sends to Hospitals  March 1, 2017 to March 13, 2017
Ongoing communications as required to complete the Schedules
Hospital Boards approve HSAA agreement and returned signed copies to LHIN
 Completed by March 31, 2017
This can be an intent to sign agreement given the variations in Board meetings- request send to LHIN

Hospital Service Accountability Agreements (HSAA)

Listed below are each of the Hospital Service Accountability Agreements that the Mississauga Halton LHIN has with its hospitals.

Halton Healthcare (three sites: Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Georgetown Hospital and Milton Hospital)

Trillium Health Partners (three sites: Mississauga Hospital, Credit Valley Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre)



The Hospital Accountability Planning Submission (HAPS) Guidelines describe how hospitals and LHINs will work to deliver on the overarching strategy of designing and delivering hospital services. The Guidelines document includes a timeline for the submission of documentation leading to the completion of Hospital Service Accountability Agreements.

2016/17 Documents

2015/16 Documents


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