Series GR-0119 - Health Services and Hospital Insurance general files

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Health Services and Hospital Insurance general files

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GR-0119

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  • 1944-1961 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance

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3.9 metres of textual records

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(1959-1973)

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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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The series consists of records created by the Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance between 1944 and 1961.
They contain general files relating to the Health Branch from the office of the Minister of Health Services and Hospital Insurance. The bulk of the files relate to public health, provincial infirmaries, hospital construction projects, and hospital insurance.

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The records were transferred to the Provincial Archives from the Ministry of Health in 1976.

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These records are restricted. Please contact the BC Archives for information about access.

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Accession number(s): 76-G-049 (91-3170)

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