Broader Public Sector Accountability Act (BPSAA)

The Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 (BPSAA) was introduced as Bill 122 in the Ontario Legislature in late October 2010. The BPSAA introduced a number of transparency and accountability mechanisms on publicly funded broader public sector organizations, including hospitals and Local Health Integration Networks. Certain sections of the BPSAA were proclaimed into force as of January 1, 2011, with further sections coming into force on January 1, 2012.

Specifically the BPSAA

  • 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)
  • Requires public reporting of executive expenses