French Health Services policy
In 2009, the north east local Health integration network became the first LHIN to adopt a French-language health services policy. Endorsed by the LHIN’s Board of Directors, this policy will help to ensure that French service offer is more fully taken into account throughout the territory served by the LHIN. It will help the LHIN to meet its legal obligations under the French Language Services Act. The adoption of this policy is all the more noteworthy because it preceded the adoption of Ontario regulation 515/09, Engagement with the Francophone Community under Section 16 of the Act, which came into force in January 2010.