Series GR-4011 - Emergency health services committee records

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Emergency health services committee records

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  • 1985 - 2010 (Creation)

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1.5 m of textual records

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The Emergency Health Services Commission (EHSC) was created by legislation in 1974 to provide a provincial ambulance service. In addition, the Commission was responsible for the medical aspects of disaster planning for the province.

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The series consists of records documenting the deliberations of the Provincial Medical Leadership Council (PMLC), formerly known as the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), and other high-level emergency health services committees. The PMLC/MAC was established by the Emergency Health Services Commission (EHSC) to provide advice to the commission on all medical matters. The Council, consisting of physicians, paramedics and medical programs staff, discusses medical protocols and process issues with the EHSC and the BC Ambulance Service (BCAS). The chair of the council is Vice-President, Medical Programs. The PMLC is responsible for the review and approval of draft protocols. It may also assign responsibility for research and evidence collection to Medical Programs. The series also includes other high-level committee work such as the Emergency and Health Services Commission, the Provincial Joint Labour Management Committee, the Occupational Safety and Health Committee, the Provincial Joint Occupational Safety and Health Committee, the Medical Dispatch Review Committee, the Emergency Health Services Commission's Fire Service/BCAS Coordinating Committee, Patient Committee on Patient Transfer, and the Provincial Patient Transfer Steering Committee. Records in this series also document the work of the Senior Operations Team. They were created under the Health Emergency Act (RSBC 1996, c.182) between 1985-2010 in BC.

This series is arranged by meeting date, committee name or event. It includes correspondence, agendas, minutes, handouts, statistics, action logs, reports, and submissions. These records were classified as committee files (ARCS 200-20) with a final disposition of selective retention. The 2011 version of the Emergency Health Services ORCS (schedule 123390) classifies the MAC records as 51540-40 Provincial Medical Leadership council’s meeting deliberations. The remaining records classified under ARCS 200-20 were selected for transfer to the BC Archives because they document the work of high-level committees and the functions, decisions, and activities of the Senior Operations Team.

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Transferred from BC Emergency Health Services in 2019.


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Associated materials

For related materials, see: GR-2748 - Emergency Health Services Commission records; GR-3396 - Emergency Health Services training slides; GR-4008 BCAS and air evacuation major accident and incident investigation files; GR-4009 BCAS policies, program development, and reporting.

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Further accruals are expected.

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96-4709, 96-4368, 00-2439

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