Broader Public Sector Accountability

The Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (BPSAA) that was passed on December 8, 2010 requires higher accountability standards for designated broader public sector organizations and publicly funded organizations.  It applies to hospitals, Local Health Integration Networks, school boards, community care access corporations, colleges, universities and other designated organizations.  The legislation is based on four key principles – Accountability, Transparency, Value for Money and Fairness.  Specifically, the BPSAA:

  • Bans the practice of hiring lobbyists using public funds
  • Establishes new procurement and expense rules
  • Requires public reporting of consultant expenses and certain expenses of board members and senior managers
  • Requires attestation by hospital Boards of Directors on compliance with the legislation
  • Brings hospitals under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FIPPA)  

If you have any questions, please contact:


Sharmilla Rasheed, VP Finance and Information Services
519-824-6000  ext 4396  


Click here to view the Broader Public Sector (BPS) Procurement Directive    


Click here to view the BPS Expense Directive

Click here to view the BPS Perquisite Directive