Series GR-0380 - Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division files

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Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division files

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GR-0380

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  • 1948-1970 (Creation)
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    British Columbia Hospital Insurance Service

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Originals, 1.8 m

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(1949-1975)

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The British Columbia Hospital Insurance Service was established in 1949. The name changed to Hospital Programs in 1975.

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Files of the Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division. A series relating to individual hospitals (both public and private) and a series of subject files. In 1948 an "Act to provide for the Establishment of Hospital Insurance and Financial Aid to Hospitals" was passed. Accordingly, the B.C. Hospital Insurance Service was established as a third branch of the Department of Health and Welfare to administer the premium payment plan. The plan provided hospital care benefits for acute illness at the standard ward level to residents of the province. At that time the Inspector of Hospitals was transferred from the Department of the Provincial Secretary to the Hospital Services Division of the new BCHIS. The name of the Division was changed in 1951 to the Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division. This unit contains records generated by the Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division, including files relating to individual private and public hospitals (boxes 1 to 6) , and subject files (boxes 7 to 15). The division had both a Vancouver and a Victoria office. These appear to be records of the Victoria office. The files relating to individual hospitals contain inspection reports, notes regarding communications with hospital personnel, correspondence with hospital managers or representatives, and internal memoranda regarding the hospital. They sometimes also include floor plans of the facilities and other types of reports. The subject files include a wide variety of materials, including correspondence of the staff.

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Transferred from the Ministry of Health, 1978.

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

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Accession number(s): GR-0380

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