Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are governed by an appointed Board of Directors and bound by accountability agreements with the Ministry. Each Board member is appointed by an Order-in-Council.
Board members are selected using a merit-based process, with all candidates assessed for the fit between skills and abilities of the prospective appointee and the needs of each LHIN. The appointment process is transparent and consistent, with clear and understandable guidelines applied consistently to all Board member appointments. Board members are expected to possess relevant expertise, experience, leadership skills, and have an understanding of local health issues, needs and priorities.