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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)

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)

Federal-Provincial cost sharing agreements

  • GR-3976
  • Series
  • 1976-1985

This series consists of federal-provincial cost sharing agreement histories for services provided by the provincial Ministry of Health, Ministry of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Human Resources. Agreements were between the federal government and the relevant ministry from 1976-1985.

The records document the development and operation of a variety of health and social services, including the Canada Assistance Plan (CAP), Vocational Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons (VRDP) program, and the Young Offenders Act (YOA) agreements. These programs provided social and medical supports, including mental health services and drug and alcohol treatment programs.

Records include meeting agenda, minutes, audit reports, correspondence, paylists, policies, procedures, draft agreements, legislation, treasury board submissions, cabinet submissions, financial records, and subject files relating to direct services funded agencies. The subject files in boxes 9 and 10 are arranged by the name of the agency or group that provided the funded services, then by year. Subject files are organized with separate sub-folders for related records of approval, working papers, backups, and claims and “form M”.

These records were transferred under one time schedule number 870458.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Minister of Health executive records

  • GR-3950
  • Series
  • 1976 - 2001

The series consists of the executive records of Peter Albert Dueck (Minister of Health 1986-1989). The records document a broad range of administrative and operational activities of the Minister of Health’s office in 1989. Some of the subjects covered include the province of BC’s responses to abortion and AIDS; the Medical Services Commission issuance of the new CareCard; services for seniors; public/community and family health; regulation of health professions; health care administration; board and committee appointments; health related accolades and complaints; and monitoring of, and requests for infrastructure development funding from regional health care facilities in BC.

This record series is arranged alphabetically by subject. Most of the subject files are either health-related topics or the names of health organizations and regional health care facilities in the province. Records include incoming and outgoing correspondence between the Minister of Health and other government executive members, the public, health colleges, boards and commissions, health professionals, and regional health care facilities. The series also includes memoranda and reports; policy papers; briefing notes, speaking notes, and meeting materials; treasury board submissions; and other internal records on branch activities. The records are covered by the Executive Records schedule (schedule 102906.)

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Deputy Minister of Health executive records

  • GR-4039
  • Series
  • 1987 - 1989

The series consists of executive records documenting the activities of the Deputy Minister of Health’s office from 1987-1989 (mainly Deputy Minister, John Noble). These records provide evidence of the deputy minister office’s role: advising the minister and supporting the following ministry operations and programs: institutional services, community care/family health, and preventative health. They also document the ministry’s mandated/legislated relationship with health-related commissions (Medical Services, Emergency Health Services) and various associations. Deputy minister correspondence and subject files demonstrate the office’s advisory/supporting role in delivering effective health services across the province. Ministry of Health executive committee meeting materials provide evidence of the management of programs, policies, and people in the ministry. These records were created under legislation administered by the Ministry of Health such as: Ministry of Health Act (RSBC 1996, c. 301), the Hospital Act (RSBC 1996, c. 200), and Medical Service Plan Act, 1981 (RSBC 1979, c. 18).

This record series is generally arranged alphabetically by subject. Most of the subject files are either health-related topics or the names of health organizations and regional health care facilities in the province. The files also contain an internal file code. Records include incoming and outgoing correspondence between the Deputy Minister of Health, Minister of Health, and other government executive members, the public, and regional health care facilities and organizations. The series also includes memoranda and reports, briefing notes, meeting materials, and other records documenting ministerial activities. The records are covered by the Executive Records schedule (schedule 102906). Routine administrative records were destroyed.

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)

Aboriginal Health Association of BC records

  • GR-3901
  • Series
  • 1992-2001

This series consists of the records of the Aboriginal Health Association of BC, under the Aboriginal Division of the Ministry of Health. Consists primarily of records of the Northeast, Northwest, Thompson Okanagan Kootenay, and Vancouver Island and Central Coast Aboriginal Health Councils. These regional councils were funded by the Aboriginal Health Association of BC to provided services and resources to individuals in their regions. These records include correspondence, meeting minutes, operating guidelines, annual reports, service agreements, funding agreements, contracts with service providers, newsletters, and other informational material. Files address providing information and resources related to tobacco use, mental health, addictions, The Red Road HIV/AIDS network and many other issues.

The series also contains administrative and operational records of the Aboriginal Health Association of BC, including health handbooks, annual reports, strategic plans, correspondence, and records documenting work with the First Nations Summit, Aboriginal Health Council Forum, Vancouver Aboriginal Council, United Native Nations, Association of Friendship Centres and Aboriginal Peoples Council.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Response to the Royal Commission on Health Care records

  • GR-3904
  • Series
  • 1979-1992; predominant 1990-1992

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)

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)