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Dr. Richard Gordon Foulkes' files with regard to health care
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- British Columbia. Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance
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Originals, 7 cm
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The Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance was established in 1959 in accordance with the Department of Health Services and Hospital Insurance Act (SBC 1946, c. 31). The Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance was the successor to the Department of Health and Welfare which was originally responsible for both the functions of public health and social welfare. (SBC 1959, c. 38). In 1959, the functions of health and social welfare were separated to form two new departments, the Dept. of Social Welfare and the Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance.
The newly named Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance was originally organized into three branches: health, mental health services (transferred from the jurisdiction of Provincial Secretary), and hospital insurance service. Another government reorganization in 1972, and a major review of provincial health services, eliminated the Mental Health Branch by assigning its resources to various components within the department. The department was renamed the Dept. of Health in 1973 (SBC 1973, c. 109).
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Reports of Dr. Richard Gordon Foulkes, as well as several submissions to the Health Security Project. Dr. Foulkes was appointed as a Special Consultant to the Minister of Health in 1973. His terms of reference were "to present recommendations which could lead to a rationalization of health care services of the Province".
These files include working files and reports of Dr. Foulkes, as well as several submissions to the Health Security Project.
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These records were transferred from the office of the Deputy Minister of Health in 1986.
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Accession number(s): 91-3427; G86-096
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- Foulkes, Richard Gordon, 1923-2007 (Subject)