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British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)
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[Forensic Psychiatric Institute : staff orientation]

The item consists of one training video of an orientation program for staff starting work at the Forensic Psychiatric Institute and Colony Farm. The role of the institute is discussed, and its wards, department and facilities are profiled. A number of staff members are introduced, and talk about the work they do and their interactions with patients. The video is a copy of a slide-tape presentation.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Records with regard to planning and construction of hospitals

  • GR-2578
  • Series
  • 1948-1980

Records of the Planning and Construction Division of Hospital Programs, including physical plant surveys of B.C. hospitals in 1948, general construction files and subject files.

Box 1 - Physical Plant surveys for hospitals from AbbotsfordZeballos, done by James A. Hamilton and associates in 1948. Gives a good snapshot of hospitals and hospital services available at the time in different parts of B.C. The published report based on this information, A Hospital Plan of a Professional Educational Programme for the Province of B.C. (1949), gives only a general review of the suitability of various buildings. This report is available in GR 2650 box 3.

Boxes 1-3 - General construction files, includes correspondence relating to construction projects in general.

Boxes 4-6 - Subject files.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Executive records

  • GR-2580
  • Series
  • 1976-1979

The series consists of the files of the Minister of Health, Mr. R.H. McClelland, from 1976 to 1979. The files include correspondence, memoranda, reports and speeches relating to his role as Minister of Health and as a member of cabinet. The records document his contact with the National Department of Health and Welfare, with the medical profession and with various groups, such as the Society for Pollution and Environmental Control (SPEC) and the Research Educational Attack on Community Health (REACH).

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Cancer Control Task Committee records

  • GR-2581
  • Series
  • 1969 1977

Files of two medical consultants, Dr. D.G. Adams and Dr. C.F. Ballam, relating to the Cancer Control Task Committee (later the Cancer Control Agency of B.C.).

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division records

  • GR-2583
  • Series
  • 1978

The series consists of the subject files of Mr. H.R. McCann, Director of the Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division, for 1978.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Executive records

  • GR-2588
  • Series
  • 1977 1981

Files of two Deputy Ministers of Health, J.W. Mainguy (1975-1978) and Chapin Key (1978-1981). Initials for each file note their creator.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division records

  • GR-2589
  • Series
  • 1970-1979

These records are from the office of the Director of Hospital Construction and Inspection Division. They include minutes of the Planning Group (1974-1975), the BCHIS Management Group (1971-1974), Functional Program Review Committee (1970-1971), and the Radiological Advisory Council and Committee (1976-1979). The indexes to the Equipment Committee and the Rate Board minutes are included although the minutes are not.

Earlier minutes of the Planning Group (1965-1974) are catalogued under GR-2651.

Also included is outward correspondence of H.R. McGann, the Director of the Construction and Inspection Division (1976-1977) and the Minister of Health (1976-1978).

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Hospital Programs files

  • GR-2658
  • Series
  • 1980-1986

These records consist of correspondence between Hospital Programs staff and health related associations and societies, including the B.C. Hospital Association, the Arthritis Society, the Stroke Association of B.C., the Alzheimer Support Association of B.C., the Canadian Mental Health Association, the B.C. Parkinson's Disease Association and other associations.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division

  • GR-2661
  • Series
  • 1961-1978

Files of the Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division of the British Columbia Hospital Insurance Service (BCHIS), including minutes of the Hospital Rate Board, 1967-1973 and the Equipment Committee, 1969-1974 and reports from hospitals to the BCHIS.

In 1975 the name of the BCHIS was changed to Hospital Programs as part of a reorganization within the Ministry.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division files

  • GR-2665
  • Series
  • 1955-1980

Subject files of the Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division and records relating to the Provincial Adult Care Licensing Board, the Hospital Rate Board, the Radiological Advisory Committee and the Planning Group. The contents of Box 23, file 3-13 were housed in separate labelled binders.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Provincial Child Care Facilities Licensing Board records

  • GR-2667
  • Series
  • 1968-1979

In 1969 the Community Care Facilities Licensing Act replaced the Welfare Institutions Licensing Act regulating private care facilities in the province. The following year responsibility for the supervision and administration of the Act was transferred from the Department of Rehabilitation and Social Improvement to the Health Branch of the Department of Health Services and Hospital Insurance, as was the Chief Inspector and his staff.

The Provincial Child Care Facilities Licensing Board was instituted about 1976, when the Community Care Facilities Licensing Board was split into the Adult Care and the Child Care Boards. Members on the board included staff of the Department of Health, Department of Human Resources, Department of Education as well as community representatives.

These records consist of files created and received by the Provincial Child Care Facilities Licensing Board (previously the Community Care Facilities Board). They include correspondence with universities and colleges in B.C. relating to the topic of early childhood education and day care supervision courses. They also contain general correspondence with school districts and health units.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Hospital Consultation Division records

  • GR-2670
  • Series
  • 1955-1978

These records document the activities of the Hospital Consultation Division, including its liaison with and supervision of public hospitals throughout the province. The records are arranged alphabetically by the geographic location of each institution, from Abbotsford to Williams Lake. Records relating to each hospital are separated into files for general correspondence (1964-1978), reports (1955-1976), functional program (1971-1978) and equipment (1974-1978). Some hospital records include additional files relating to special subjects such as disaster plans or controversial issues.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Provincial Child Care Facilities Licensing Board administrative records

  • GR-2674
  • Series
  • 1971-1979

In 1969 the Community Care Facilities Licensing Act replaced the Welfare Institutions Licensing Act in regulating private care facilities in the province. The next year the responsibility for the supervision and administration of the act was transferred from the Department of Rehabilitation and Social Improvement to the Health Branch of the Department of Health Services and Hospital Insurance, along with the chief inspector and his staff.

The Provincial Child Care Facilities Licensing Board came into being ca. 1976 when the Community Care Facilities Licensing Board split into two boards; adult care and child care boards. Membership on the board included staff of the Department of Health, Department of Human Resources, Department of Education and community representatives.

These records are files of the staff of the Provincial Child Care Facilities Licensing Board (earlier the Community Care Facilities Division). The files include correspondence of the executive officer of the board.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Records of the Inspector of Private Hospitals

  • GR-2675
  • Series
  • 1956-1983

Subject files of Mr. Andrew Rose, the Inspector of Private Hospitals, including lists of shareholders and directors of private hospitals 1962 1979.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Personnel administration files

  • GR-2679
  • Series
  • 1974-1984

Files from the Personnel Administration Branch of the Ministry, including general files on discipline, hours of work, and labour relations files including correspondence and negotiations with BCGEU (British Columbia Government Employees Union), BCGPEA (B.C. Government Professional Employees Association), CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees), RNABC (Registered Nurses Association of B.C.), and RPNABC (Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of B.C.). The files also include daily copies of the outgoing correspondence of several senior personnel officers.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Home support programme files

  • GR-2682
  • Series
  • 1972-1980

Files relating to the Home Support program, a component of the Long Term Care program, including day and subject files of the Provincial Home Support Co-ordinator. The Home Support Program seems to have evolved from the Special Care, Adult Division (SCAD) which first appeared in the Department of Human Resources annual report organization chart in 1973. SCAD was involved in subsidizing elderly and handicapped persons who were cared for outside their own home and whose income was insufficient to meet the costs of the supportive services they needed, and in providing support services to elderly persons in their own homes. The Long Term Care Program became effective 1 January 1978. It was designed to meet the needs of persons who could not live without help because of health-related problems which did not warrant care in an acute-care hospital. The Ministries of Health and Human Resources were jointly responsible for the program. In 1983, the program's official designation was changed from Home Care/Long Term Care to Continuing Care Division, Institutional Services. Contents summary: Boxes 1-2 Minister's day files regarding home support 1978-1979 Boxes 2-3 Day files of the Provincial Home Support Co-ordinator, 1979-1980 Boxes 3-7 Correspondence/subject files of the Provincial Home Support Coordinator, 1972-80

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Community Health Services records

  • GR-2688
  • Series
  • 1979-1981

Files of Dr. G.H. Bonham, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Health Services.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Records of the Continuing Care Division

  • GR-2690
  • Series
  • 1981-1983

Records of the Continuing Care Division, a successor of the Long Term Care program. The Long Term Care program became effective 1 January 1978. It was designed to meet the needs of persons who could not live without help because of health-related problems which did not warrant care in an acute care hospital. The Ministries of Health and Human Resources were jointly responsible for the program. In 1983, the program's official designation was changed from Home Care/Long Term Care to Continuing Care Division, Institutional Services.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Operational records related to child care facilities

  • GR-2696
  • Series
  • 1980-1981

A series of cards relating to child care facilities, including the name of facility, address, ownership and type of accommodation, health unit, capacity, dates of application, interim permit, license, cancellation, or surrender of license.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Minister's slide show : Ministry of Health

  • GR-3393
  • Series
  • 1978

The series consists of a slide show and accompany script called "Here's looking at you". This slide show was created by the Ministry of Health and was designed to be given by the Minister of Health.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Ministry of Health educational slide shows

  • GR-3394
  • Series
  • 1974-1979

The series consists of educational slide shows created by the Ministry of Health and its predecessor body, the Dept. of Health between 1974 and 1979. The slide shows cover a variety of topics including: food handling, meat cutting, dishwashing, vegetable preparation, poisonous plants, heroin treatment, home care, pregnancy and childcare. The series also includes an incomplete set of printed scripts designed to be read out while showing the slides, and audio cassette tapes that accompany file 9, Life in the inner sea, and file 10, Eating for a baby.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Facility construction project case files

  • GR-3476
  • Series
  • 1949-1995

The series consists of records created between 1949 and 1995 by the Facilities Planning and Construction division of the Ministry of Health, and its successor divisions, the Design and Construction division and the Facilities Construction division. The majority of the records date to the 1980s and 1990s. The series consists of meeting minutes, requests for proposal, agendas, contract documents, change orders, financing approvals, and planning reports for the construction and alteration of hospitals and health care facilities across the province in accordance with the Hospital Act (RSBC 1996, c . 200), Hospital District Finance Act (RSBC 1996, c. 203) and the Building Safety Standards Act (RSBC 1996, c. 42).. The records document all aspects of health facility planning, construction, and renovation across the province. Some early files include complete inventories of ward equipment and many files contain long-range plans for health care facility development.

The series is covered by ORCS 50700-20. Files are arranged alphabetically by location within each accrual. Due to the fact that records arrived at the Archives in multiple accruals, files relating to a single facility or project can be found throughout the accession in several different boxes .
Major accrual groupings are :
Boxes 0001 to 0030
Boxes 0031 to 0040
Boxes 0041 to 0043
Boxes 0044 to 0060
Boxes 0061 to 0085
Boxes 0086 to 0122
Boxes 0123 to 0125
Boxes 0125 to 0156
Boxes 0157 to 0166
Boxes 0167 to 0172
Box 0174
Boxes 0175 to 0186
Boxes 0251 to 0257

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Alternative Payments program files

  • GR-3487
  • Series
  • 1968-2011

The series consists of applications, reports, forms, correspondence, printouts from government databases, and budget information received, maintained and created by the Ministry of Health and its successors. The records were created between 1968 and 2011 for the Alternative Payments program. The series documents the provision and monitoring of Medical Services Plan (MSP) funding for physician and health care practitioner services through alternative payment agreements to regional health authorities. The functions of the Alternative Payment program were controlled by the Physicians’ Compensation branch.

The Alternative Payments program is a method of funding physician services by the Medical Services Plan through means other than the fee-for-service method. The program is designed to secure sufficient access to care in situations where fee-for-service arrangements may not guarantee physicians the financial support or stability to be able to provide needed care, such as in teaching hospitals or community-based services in rural areas. There are two models for alternative payments : service agreements and sessional arrangements. Service agreements consist of a contract between the Ministry of Health and a Health Authority which retains physicians under contract or direct employment. Sessional arrangements are based on contracts between a Health Authority and a physician.

Records consist of alternative payment agreement accountability records case files. Records regard reviewing applications from regional health authorities for funding for programs within their geographic areas of responsibility; developing and monitoring agreements with regional health authorities; monitoring programs funded by alternative payments methods; and processing payments to regional health authorities in accordance with approved agreements. The series also include some files with related policies, procedures and forms.

Ministries responsible for the creation of this series, and their dates of the responsibility, are:
British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)
British Columbia. Ministry of Health Services (2001-2005)
British Columbia. Ministry of Health (2005-2008)
British Columbia. Ministry of Health Services (2008-2011)

The records are arranged in several groups of accessions by health region and then by agency or health authority. The records are covered by Medical Services Plan ORCS 40740-20, 40600-00 and 40700-02.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Midwifery policy development records

  • GR-3502
  • Series
  • 1980-2001

The series consists of correspondence, issue papers, briefing notes, and reports from other provinces, and was created between 1980 and 2002. The records document the development of midwifery services in British Columbia. The series also consists of photocopied news files relating to midwifery issues, and correspondence from private citizens voicing their opinions on midwifery. The series also consists of midwifery newsletters. The series includes records that discuss the practice of midwifery in Aboriginal cultures, as well as the BC Reproductive Care Program and various midwifery committees.

The series is covered by ORCS by 25800-30. The series is arranged by issue.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Public health engineering plans

  • GR-3546
  • Series
  • 1967-1989 (originally created ca. 1920-1989)

The Health Act of 1893 (SBC 1893, c. 15) established a system by which the government would review and approve public water supplies, and systems of sewerage, that are contemplated by municipalities and incorporated companies, and, in later health act revisions, individuals. The series contains engineering plans from ca. 1920 to 1989.

The records consist of copies of engineering plans submitted to the government by third parties and approved by government in accordance with the Health Act. The plans are of various scale and sizes. They government stamped the plans to show the date of the approval. The plans are numbered sequentially from 1 to 18171. Each number represents an application. There are also plans at the end of the series that are numbered from 12-001 to 14-002. Most applications consist of one plan though some applications consist of multiple plans. An index to plans 1-18171 are available in GR-3547.

The following government offices were responsible for approving these plans:

Provincial Board of Health 1920-1946
Dept. of Health and Welfare 1946-1959
Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance 1959-1973
Dept. of Health 1973-1976
Ministry of Health 1976-1979
Ministry of Environment 1979-1989

The records have been classified as 32900-30 in the Health Safety and Protection Operational Records Classification System.

British Columbia. Ministry of Environment (1988-1991)

Public health water plan indexes

  • GR-3547
  • Series
  • [ca. 1920-1979]

The series consists of an index to the water system engineering drawings in GR-3546. The index is arranged by name of applicant and numerically by plan number. The applicant index covers the years 1920 to 1989. The numerical index covers the years 1967 to 1989.

The series also includes three additional files. Letters of acknowledgement consists of correspondence with applicants between the years 1966-1983. The water systems and microfilm files detail updates to the index and the microfilming of the original plans.

The following government offices were responsible for creating these plans:

Provincial Board of Health 1920-1946
Dept. of Health and Welfare 1946-1959
Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance 1959-1973
Dept. of Health 1973-1976
Ministry of Health 1976-1979
Ministry of Environment 1979-1989

British Columbia. Provincial Board of Health

Tight rope walker

Item consists of 30 second television commercial created by the Ministry of Health in 1979 as part of the "Year of the child and family in B.C." program.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

East Kootenay Infant Development program records

  • GR-3624
  • Series
  • 1978-1982

The series consists of meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, expenditure lists, reports, news releases, guidelines and statistics created by East Kootenay Health Unit 1 between 1978 and 1982. The Infant Development program was established in 1979 to provide home-based services for developmentally delayed infants up to the age of 3. The series consists of records documenting the organization and functions of committees within the Development program and includes records from the program’s nascent years. By extension, these records also document the establishment of the Development program itself. Also included in the series are short consultant reports and newsletter-style annual reports. The series also includes early news releases and briefs regarding the program..

Records in this series are arranged by committee. The series is covered by ARCS 200-20 (Committee files).

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

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