Broader Public Sector Accountability (BPSA)

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Broader Public Sector Accountability (BPSA) 2018-04-05T13:34:25+00:00

Corporate Accountability

Broader Public Sector Accountability Act (BPSAA)

As stewards of the public trust, St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre embraces the accountabilities outlined in the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act (BPSAA). This act sets out rules and accountabilities for hospitals, Local Health Integration Networks and other public sector organizations. As part of the Act, all hospitals in Ontario are required to implement Ministry of Finance Broader Public Sector Procurement Directive and Broader Public Sector Expenses Directive.

Attestations related to compliance with reporting on use of consultants, lobbyist rules, expense claims and procurement directives:

Hospitals are required to submit attestations indicating compliance with the following requirements of the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act:

  • Completion and accuracy of reports required on the Use of Consultants
  • Compliance with the prohibition on engaging lobbyist services using public funds
  • Compliance with expense claims directives
  • Compliance with procurement directives

The reporting period the hospital is attesting to is April 1 to the following March 31. Every hospital is required to post its board-approved attestations on its public website by August 31st of each year for one year and archived after that time.

Expense Claims

In this section you will find the expense claims of:

  • Every member of the Board of Directors that has utilized public funds
  • St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre’s President & CEO
  • Every member of the hospital’s senior management group who reports directly to the President & CEO

Reports are published twice per year (November 30th for claims from April-September and May 31st for claims for October-March). All expenses are reimbursed based on the application of the Broader Public Sector Expenses Directive and St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre’s:

Board of Directors Expense Reports

  • April to September 2017 – Nothing to Report
  • October to March 2016-2017 – Nothing to Report
  • October to March 2015-2016 – Nothing to Report
  • April to September 2015-2016 – Nothing to Report
  • October to March 2014-2015 – Nothing to Report
  • April to September 2014-2015 – Nothing to Report
  • October – March 2013-14 – Vice Chair
  • April to September 2013-2014 – Nothing to Report
  • October to March 2012-2013 – Nothing to Report
  • April to September 2012-2013 – Nothing to Report
  • October to March 2011-2012 – Vice Chair
  • April to September 2011-2012 – Nothing to Report
  • April to September 2017 – Nothing to Report

Senior Management Expense Reports

  • April to September 2017 – Nothing to Report

Attestation – Compliance with BPSAA

Annually, a mandatory review of the Use of Consultants is conducted and an attestation is filed with the North East Local Health Integration office attesting compliance in accordance with section 15 of the Broader Public Accountability Act, 2010.

Procurement

Purchasing at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre (SJCCC) is the responsibility of Site Administrators, Directors and Managers of individual departments for all competitive processes and procurement initiatives. As a reflection of SJCCC’s commitment to transparent and accountable management practices, we are committed to the following the Ministry of Finance Procurement Directives and Procurement Policy.

The Excellent Care for All Act

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre is committed to open transparency and accountability to its patients and community. The Excellent Care for All Act, 2010 was introduced by the Government of Ontario to put patients first, while improving the quality and value of the patient experience through the use of evidence-based care.

SJCCC is fully compliant with this legislation, which mandates that hospitals must:

  • Have quality committee that report to the Board
  • Develop and implement annual quality improvement plans
  • Tie executive compensation to targets set out in the annual quality improvement plan
  • Publish a Patient Declaration of Values that is developed with public consultation
  • Conduct patient/client/caregiver surveys We Care What You Think to assess satisfaction with services
  • Conduct staff surveys to assess satisfaction with employment experience and views about the quality of care the organization provides
  • Ensure an appropriate patient-relations process is in place to address patient experience issues