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Health and Social Services System in Brief

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The Health ans Social Services System in Québecs

Governance and service organization

The Québec health and social services system is based on two levels of management and an integrated model of health and social services.

For more information, consult the following sections :

Structure of the Health and Social Services System
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*Nine of the 22 integrated centres can use the “integrated university health and social services centre” designation in their name.

**The following seven non-amalgamated institutions are attached to the Ministère and provide specialized and highly specialized services beyond their health region border: CHU de Québec - Université Laval; Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec - Université Laval; Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal; McGill University Health Centre; Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine; Montreal Heart Institute; Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal.

In addition, five public institutions, not covered by the Act to Modify the Organization and Governance of the Health and Social Services Network, in Particular by Abolishing the Regional Agencies (CQLR, c. O-7.2), offer services to a northern and aboriginal population. They are not shown in the above illustration.

Abbreviations

  • CHSLD: residential and long-term care centre
  • CISSS: integrated health and social services centre
  • CIUSSS: integrated university health and social services centre
  • “Act”: An Act to Modify the Organization and Governance of the Health and Social Services Network, in Particular by Abolishing the Regional Agencies
  • RI/RTF: intermediate and family-type resource
  • RPA: private residence for seniors

Updated on : November 30, 2015

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