ONTARIO HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM - VOTE 1405

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Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

ONTARIO HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM - VOTE 1405

The Ontario Health Insurance Program is responsible for key elements of Ontario's health care system: client eligibility and health card policies, physicians' payments, other practitioners' payments, out of province/out of country services, independent health facilities, midwifery services, colorectal cancer screening, drugs, community laboratories, assistive devices, payment integrity, and protection from health-related fraudulent activity.

Ontario health services are available from health professionals in various settings from family doctors' offices to hospitals to Telehealth Ontario and Telephone Health Advisory Service (THAS) where triage advice and health information is provided by a registered nurse. Government-funded services are available to Ontarians who have registered, and who are eligible for the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. The Underserviced Area Program and the Northern Health Travel Grant Program offer a number of integrated supports that provide rural and northern communities with access to needed health care services. The focus for Disease Prevention is on improving health and health care for Ontarians living with diabetes and for those at a high risk for developing diabetes.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Supplementary
Estimates
2009-10

Estimates
2009-10

Estimates
2008-09

Actual
2007-08

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Ontario Health Insurance 700,000,000 11,008,595,600 10,053,403,100 9,850,029,694
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 700,000,000 11,008,595,600 10,053,403,100 9,850,029,694
  Total Operating Expense 700,000,000 11,008,595,600 10,053,403,100 9,850,029,694
Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1405-1 Ontario Health Insurance      
  Transfer payments      
     Payments made for services and for care provided by physicians and practitioners     700,000,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     700,000,000
  Total Operating Expense for Ontario Health Insurance Program     700,000,000

PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM - VOTE 1406

The goal of the Public Health Program is to protect and enhance health, prevent the onset of disease and premature death of Ontarians at all stages of life. This Program reflects the direction to focus health care resources on preventive health services. The Public Health Program sets standards and protocols, and provides funding to Ontario's boards of health. The Program includes the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, who has independent powers and a responsibility to report annually on the state of public health to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. In this regard, the mandate of Public Health includes the entire spectrum of infectious diseases, chronic diseases and injury prevention, healthy child development, family and community health, and environmental health - all with a focus on the underlying determinants of health and illness. The newly created Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion will support public health at the provincial and local levels. In addition, the Program provides leadership in planning and responding to emergencies with a health component.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Supplementary
Estimates
2009-10

Estimates
2009-10

Estimates
2008-09

Actual
2007-08

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
4 Public Health 650,000,000 752,331,000 733,556,800 625,419,900
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 650,000,000 752,331,000 733,556,800 625,419,900
  Total Operating Expense 650,000,000 752,331,000 733,556,800 625,419,900
Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1406-4 Public Health      
  Transfer payments      
     Outbreaks of Diseases     650,000,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     650,000,000
  Total Operating Expense for Public Health Program     650,000,000
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE FOR MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND LONG-TERM CARE     1,350,000,000