Series GR-3653 - Hospital land titles and authorization records

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Hospital land titles and authorization records

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  • 1942-1986 (Creation)

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2.4 m textual records, photographs, plans

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In 1975 the British Columbia Hospital Insurance Service changed its name to Hospital Programs.

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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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The series consists of correspondence, memoranda, news releases, notes, financial statements, leases, land deeds and certificates for hospital land across British Columbia. The records were created between 1942 and 1986, with the majority of the files dating to the 1960s and 1970s. The series was created by the Hospital Programs branch of the Ministry of Health and documents the Division’s property management functions. The series consists of case files relating to the acquisition and disposal of hospital property, as well as responses to surveys sent by the Ministry of Health, and correspondence with various Land Registry Offices across the province. The surveys sent by the Ministry of Health requested that hospitals send details of their property in order to verify the existing property information held on record by the Ministry. Many of the records appear to have been generated in response to section 41 of the Hospital Act (RSBC 1960 c. 178), which states that, if a hospital is leased or transferred to another body, this action requires the written approval of the Minister.

Records in this series are covered by a variety of BC government ARCS numbers. Files are generally arranged alphabetically by the name of the hospital, although correspondence, survey, and disposition files are sometimes interfiled out of alphabetical order.

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Transferred from the Ministry of Health in May 2016.


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Accession number(s) : 88-0656

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