This series consists of responses to the Royal Commission on Health Care from the Royal Commission Response Office of the Ministry of Health, 1979-1992.
The series includes records received from various healthcare related associations and organizations, such as hospitals, nurses, midwives, acupuncturists, podiatrists, optometrists and others. These include their submissions to the Commission, responses to the Commission’s final report or general information about the professions and issues impacting their work.
Records created by the Ministry address specific recommendations from the Commission to improve Ministry of Health policies and practices. Issues were divided into the following working groups:
Working group 1 (W1): better management
Working group 2 (W2): regionalization
Working group 3 (W3): governance of professions & financing
These files include correspondence, reports, planning documents, policy documents, meeting minutes, statistics, maps, journal articles, newspaper clippings, work plans, and agendas. Issues addressed in the file include managing health information, immunization, sexually transmitted diseases, and healthcare regionalization and governance models. Records culminated in responses to the Commission’s recommendations and a series of discussion papers.
Note that some files have been removed by the Ministry for tobacco litigation.
British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)