Health Update

TRANSFER ORDER

MADE UNDER PART V OF THE CONNECTING CARE ACT, 2019, S.O. 2019, CH.5, SCHED. 1

WHEREAS:

  1. In furtherance of the Government’s plan to implement a new model of integrated health care delivery in Ontario, the Government enacted the Connecting Care Act, 2019 (the “Act”) under which a single provincial agency - Ontario Health - will assume centralized responsibility for most of the functions of at least twenty health agencies, including Health Shared Services Ontario (HSSOntario”);
  2. Subsection 40(1) of the Act confers authority on the Minister of Health (the “Minister”) to issue orders transferring all or part of the employees, assets, liabilities, rights and obligations of HSSOntario and other transferring agencies into Ontario Health;
  3. Under subsection 40(3) of the Act, the Minister provided Ontario Health and HSSOntario with a notification letter dated August 15, 2019 advising of the Minister’s intention to integrate HSSOntario with Ontario Health;
  4. The Minister now wishes to order the transfer of HSSOntario’s operations, activities, and affairs - including all of its employees, assets, liabilities, rights and obligations - into Ontario Health effective as of December 2, 2019.

THEREFORE:

  1. Pursuant to subsection 40(1) of the Act, the Minister orders that:
    1. all assets, liabilities, rights and obligations, and all records relating thereto, of HSSOntario are transferred to Ontario Health; and
    2. all employees of HSSOntario and related records, rights and obligations are transferred to Ontario Health.
  2. This Order takes effect on December 2, 2019.

Original signed by

Christine Elliott
Minister of Health

Dated on this 13th day of November 2019

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