In 2010, the Government passed the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act which requires hospitals to publicly post any expense claims made by hospital executives and Board Members, effective November 30, 2011.
The Royal has embraced this requirement. We believe that it is a reasonable way to promote public confidence in our management of taxpayer money and it is consistent with the policies that already apply to senior leaders in government and other broader public sector organizations.
Hospitals, like many other complex businesses, may have executives who incur business-related expenses from time to time that are permissible and should be reimbursed. Business-related expenses identified by the government for public reporting typically fall under three categories: meals, travel and hospitality.
The Royal has a well-developed policy related to business-related expenses incurred by our staff.