About Broader Public Sector Accountability Act 201

The Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (BPSAA) was introduced on October 20, 2010 and received Royal Assent on December 8, 2010. The BPSAA established new rules and higher accountability standards for hospitals, Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) and broader public sector organizations.


  • Bans the practice of hiring lobbyists using public funds
  • Increases accountability for hospitals and LHINs
  • Establishes new procurement and expense rules for certain large BPS organizations
  • Adds accountability measures related to compliance and expenses rules
  • Brings hospitals under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA)

You can get more information about BPSAA Legislation and Reporting Directives from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

On April 1, 2011, all hospitals were subject to the following components of the BPSAA:

  • BPS Expense Directive
  • BPS Procurement Directive
  • Annual reporting on consultant use
  • Posting of expenses
  • Attestation related to compliance with reporting on use of consultants, lobbyist rules, expense claim and procurement directive

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