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Health authority legislation and policy review files

  • GR-3514
  • Series
  • 1997-2010

The series consists of draft and final policies, reports, presentations, and correspondence created by the Health Authorities division of the Ministry of Health between 1997 and 2010. Although accession 96-7866 was transferred to the Archives by the Health Authority division’s successor, the Health Services Policy and Quality Assurance division, the dates of the records suggest that they were created by the Health Authorities division. The series documents the review and formulation of recommendations on legislation and policy pertaining to the province’s health authorities, including policies on acute care and donations of gifts.

The series is arranged by policy topic. Policies pertaining to a subject may be found in different accessions. The series is covered by ORCS schedule 122352 (Health Authority Performance Management), secondaries 25200-20 and 25200-30. Except in cases where records were clearly misclassified, the series has been based entirely on the ORCS number. Records in all accessions were heavily interfiled with records from other series, which has led to significant cross-over between the series. Researchers are advised to consult finding aids for the following related series in order to better and more fully understand the records : GR-3512, GR-3513, GR-3515, and GR-3516.

British Columbia. Health Authorities division

Health authority performance monitoring files

  • GR-3512
  • Series
  • 1993-2010

The series documents the monitoring of health authority compliance with performance agreements and expectations. The records were created between 1993 and 2008 by the Health Authorities division of the Ministry of Health. Some of the records were in the custody of the Health Services division and subsequently the Health Service Policy division, the successor bodies to the Health Authorities division, prior to their transferal to the Archives, However, due to the dates of record creation, it appears that all the records were originally created by the Health Authorities division.

The series consists of reports, performance reviews, agreements, presentations, correspondence, briefing notes, and meeting records. The series also consists of several CD-ROMs. The archivist determined that these were not original records created by the Health Authorities division and has chosen not to print the records, unless otherwise noted in the file. The CDs are included in the files.

Files regard heath authorities; hospitals across the province; specific medical procedures, treatments, diseases or conditions; health associations and charities; healthcare planning; and other healthcare initiatives.

The records are arranged according to the original BC Government ORCS classification scheme and their physical location in their boxes. Records may be grouped roughly by date, alphabetically by file code or by Health Authority. Health Authorities may be abbreviated in the file list as follows:

Provincial Health Authority (PHA)
Fraser Health Authority (FHA)
Interior Health Authority (IHA)
Northern Health Authority (NHA)
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCHA)
Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA)

Except in cases where records were clearly misclassified, the records within this series have been included based on their ORCS number. Records in all accessions were heavily interfiled which has led to significant cross-over between the series, and in many cases, there is clear evidence of misclassification of records. Researchers are advised to consult finding aids for the following related series in order to better and more fully understand the records : GR-3513, 3514, 3515, and GR-3516.

Records in series GR-3512 are covered by ORCS 25340-30 of the Health Authority Performance Management schedule (schedule 122352).

British Columbia. Health Authorities division

Aboriginal Healthy Living records

  • GR-3896
  • Series
  • 1993-2010

This series consists of records of the Aboriginal Healthy Living group and related records created from 1993-2010. Records include committee files, executive records, treaty negotiation records related to health issues, and aboriginal health education and research files.

Committee files include correspondence, presentations, terms of reference, records of decision, and other records. Committee files relate to the Provincial Aboriginal Social-Economic Strategy, Aboriginal Health Transition Fund Adaption Committee, Aboriginal Health Leads Committee, Aboriginal Health Network, Aboriginal Health Transition Fund Workshop Subcommittee, and Aboriginal Reference Group Meetings.

Executive records include briefing notes, referral replies and issues records.

Treaty negotiation case files relate to the negotiation of health related agreements with First Nations outside of the B.C. Treaty Commission process and the negotiation of formal pre and post treaty agreements. Records may relate to the identification and negotiation of the Ministry's responsibilities for the delivery and provision of certain health programs and services, the definition of new authorities for First Nations over the design and delivery of health programs and services, and the establishment of inter-ministerial and/or inter-governmental agreements. Files relate to Nisga’a pre-treaty agreements related to MSP and treaty negotiations, as well as the ʔaq̓am (St. Mary’s Indian Band) Community Care Home interim agreement and Maa-Nulth First Nations Treaty Society negotiation.

There are also Aboriginal health research project files on: First Nations Chief Health Committee Terms of Reference, the Special Cabinet Meeting on August 17, 2002 with First Nations Summit, and Status Indian Health Utilization database.

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

Records in this series are covered by ARCS 200-20, 280-20 and 280-30, and ORCS 70150-20, 70180-30, 70180-40, 70020-30, 70120-00 and 70120-50 of the Aboriginal Health Program ORCS (schedule 128755). Records have been selected for full retention.

British Columbia. Ministry of Health Services (2008-2011)

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)

Health care program development files

  • GR-3503
  • Series
  • 1990-2011

The series consists of correspondence, discussion papers, reports, and agreements with health authorities and the federal and provincial governments. The records were created by the Ministry of Health's Health Authorities division and its predecessor, the Performance Management and Improvement division. Due to frequent restructuring within the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Health Services, accession 94-6163 was held for a time in the custody of the Health Services Policy and Quality Assurance division, a successor to the Health Authorities division.

The series documents the development of major province-wide programs designed to improve the health care system, and consists of records showing the rationale behind program development. Major programs that are covered include the BC Telehealth network, abortion services at the Elizabeth Bagshaw and Everywoman’s Healthcare clinics, and the Diabetes Surveillance System. The series also includes records on plastic surgery, macular degeneration treatments, SARS, Riverview, dental services, life support, surgery waiting lists, Canuck Place Children’s Hospital, patient safety, and cardiac revascularization.

The series is covered by ORCS 25100-30 of the Health Authority Performance Management schedule (schedule 122352) and is arranged by program. The records of the series were heavily interfiled with health authority records from other series. In many cases, the records appear to have been misclassified. Although the archivist has made every attempt to strike a balance between respecting the original classification system and arranging the records in a logical way, researchers are advised to consult the finding aids for related series. The majority of the CDs included in this series are commercially produced and do not contain original records. File directories with metadata have been printed to accompany CDs with original records.

British Columbia. Health Authorities division

Commission on Health Care and Costs

  • GR-2801
  • Series
  • 1990-1991

This series consists of records of the Royal Commission on Health Care and Costs, 1990-1991. Records include submissions, records of hearings, executive summaries, staff files, administrative files, press clippings, and contract research reports.

British Columbia. Royal Commission on Health Care and Costs [1990-1991]

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)

Emergency health services committee records

  • GR-4011
  • Series
  • 1985 - 2010

The series consists of records documenting the deliberations of the Provincial Medical Leadership Council (PMLC), formerly known as the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC), and other high-level emergency health services committees. The PMLC/MAC was established by the Emergency Health Services Commission (EHSC) to provide advice to the commission on all medical matters. The Council, consisting of physicians, paramedics and medical programs staff, discusses medical protocols and process issues with the EHSC and the BC Ambulance Service (BCAS). The chair of the council is Vice-President, Medical Programs. The PMLC is responsible for the review and approval of draft protocols. It may also assign responsibility for research and evidence collection to Medical Programs. The series also includes other high-level committee work such as the Emergency and Health Services Commission, the Provincial Joint Labour Management Committee, the Occupational Safety and Health Committee, the Provincial Joint Occupational Safety and Health Committee, the Medical Dispatch Review Committee, the Emergency Health Services Commission's Fire Service/BCAS Coordinating Committee, Patient Committee on Patient Transfer, and the Provincial Patient Transfer Steering Committee. Records in this series also document the work of the Senior Operations Team. They were created under the Health Emergency Act (RSBC 1996, c.182) between 1985-2010 in BC.

This series is arranged by meeting date, committee name or event. It includes correspondence, agendas, minutes, handouts, statistics, action logs, reports, and submissions. These records were classified as committee files (ARCS 200-20) with a final disposition of selective retention. The 2011 version of the Emergency Health Services ORCS (schedule 123390) classifies the MAC records as 51540-40 Provincial Medical Leadership council’s meeting deliberations. The remaining records classified under ARCS 200-20 were selected for transfer to the BC Archives because they document the work of high-level committees and the functions, decisions, and activities of the Senior Operations Team.

British Columbia. Emergency Health Services Commission

Aboriginal health program files

  • GR-3679
  • Series
  • 1981-2010

This series consists of aboriginal health initiatives program or project development and monitoring files from 1981-2010. The records relate to the development of programs to address the health needs of Indigenous people throughout all regions of the province, including health initiatives in urban centres. Records include correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, grant application forms and statistics. Records were created by the Native Health, Aboriginal Health and Aboriginal Healthy Living groups under various health related Ministries over time.

Many of the files in accession 91-0802 related to alcohol, smoking and drug counselling programs for First Nations individuals in BC during the 1980s and the mid 2000s. These records include information on specific workshops, projects, and treatment centres across BC, including the Honour Your Health challenge and the Kick the Nic program. Records were created by the Native Health section of the Medical Services Commission and by the Aboriginal Health section of the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport. Records in this series document the development and monitoring of health programs for Aboriginal citizens as well as liaison activities for Urban Aboriginal Health Centres. Records in accession 96-0893 also document the work of the International Network of Indigenous Health Knowledge and Development group, an international working group of which the BC government was a member.

Records in accession 96-1250 include files on a variety of programs including the Cowichan Valley Hul'q'umi'num Health Services Working Group, First Nations Health Forum, The Path to Health & Wellness Committee, Stehlaq Aboriginal Healing Society, Ts'ewulhtun Health Centre Feasibility Analysis, and additional files on the Honour Your Health challenge.

Records in this series are covered by ORCS 70050-20, 70050-30, and 70050-50 of the Aboriginal Health Program ORCS (schedule 128755). Records have been selected for full retention.

British Columbia. Medical Services Commission

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)

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)

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)

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)

Emergency Health Services Commission records

  • GR-2748
  • Series
  • 1974-1981

Subject files of the senior personnel officer of the Emergency Health Services Commission.

The Emergency Health Services Commission (EHSC) was created by legislation in 1974 to provide a provincial ambulance service. In addition, the Commission was responsible for the medical aspects of disaster planning for the province.

British Columbia. Emergency Health Services Commission

Hospital Programs executive records

  • GR-3998
  • Series
  • 1974 - 1989

The series consists of correspondence and other records of the executive director’s office, Hospital Programs, Ministry of Health. The correspondence is between members of the Health Programs executive team (executive director, regional directors, Assistant Deputy Minister, Deputy Minister, and Minister of Health) and regional hospitals or health care facilities in British Columbia. The correspondence documents routine business activities relating to hospital reviews, hospital programs, staffing levels, hospital expansion, hospital expenditures, operating budgets and other financial/funding issues, hospital complaint files, hospital annual reports, and regional hospital district matters. The records were created by the Ministry of Health’s Hospital Programs division and Hospital Insurance Service between 1974-1989. These records were created under the Hospital Act (RSBC 1996, c. 200), Health Act (RSBC 1979, c. 161), and Health District Act (RSBC 1996, c. 202).

The records are arranged alphabetically by hospital or facility name and by ministry file code. They consist of incoming and outgoing executive correspondence, accompanying reports, hospital publications, data and statistics, memoranda, briefing notes, agendas and minutes, and annual reports. The records are covered by the Executive Records schedule (schedule 102906).

British Columbia. Hospital Programs

Health Security project files

  • GR-0089
  • Series
  • 1972-1975

The series consists of Health Security project files created by the Health Security Program Project between 1972 and 1975. It includes working papers prepared for the Project together with special reports and research papers, general subject files from the H.S.P.P. office including briefs presented to the Project, and notes and correspondence of the Director of the Project, Dr. Richard G. Foulkes.

Published material, chiefly government documents, were transferred to the Legislative Library and the library of the Health Education Branch of the Ministry of Health.

British Columbia. Dept. of Health. Health Security Program Project

Dr. Richard Gordon Foulkes' files with regard to health care

  • GR-2655
  • Series
  • 1972-1974

Reports of Dr. Richard Gordon Foulkes, as well as several submissions to the Health Security Project. Dr. Foulkes was appointed as a Special Consultant to the Minister of Health in 1973. His terms of reference were "to present recommendations which could lead to a rationalization of health care services of the Province".

These files include working files and reports of Dr. Foulkes, as well as several submissions to the Health Security Project.

British Columbia. Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance

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)

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)

Executive records

  • GR-2651
  • Series
  • 1965-1979

Files of J.W. Mainguy and P.M. Breel. Mainguy was the manager of the Consultation and Inspection Division of the BCHIS, later the Assistant Deputy Minister in charge of Hospital Insurance, 1972-1975. He was the original chairperson of the Planning Group, which was responsible for planning health care development in B.C. This accession includes his Planning Group files, 1966-1974, and the minutes of the Planning Group, 1965-1974. Breel was the Director of the Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division before being appointed Senior Director of Hospital Programs in 1976. This accession includes his subject and hospital files, 1974-1978.

Within the Planning Group files, the files for each regional hospital district include correspondence of the ministry with the local hospital board, letters from citizens, and intergovernmental memos.

Acronyms:

BCHIS =British Columbia Hospital Insurance Services BCHA =British Columbia Hospital Association BCMA =British Columbia Medical Association HC&I =Hospital Consultation and Inspection Division RHD =Regional Hospital District

Boxes 1-16 J.W. Mainguy's Planning Group files1962-1974 Boxes 17-18 Planning Group minutes 1965-1974 Boxes 18-26 P.M. Breel's files1973-1979

British Columbia. Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance

Executive records

  • GR-2649
  • Series
  • 1963 1979

Ministry of Health executive records. This collection includes the files of J.W. Mainguy (Deputy Minister of Health 1975-1978), W.J. Lyle (Deputy Minister of the Hospital Insurance Service 1972-1975 and Deputy Minister of Medical and Hospital Programs 1975-1977), and Chapin Key (Deputy Minister of Health 1978-1981). It also contains files of outgoing correspondence of Dennis Cocke (Minister of Health 1972-1975), and R.H. McClelland (Minister of Health 1975-1979). These files were transferred from the Ministry of Health in 1987. There are four series: 1.Subject files of the Deputy Minister of Health, J.W. Mainguy (1975-1978), followed by Chapin Key (1978-1981). Boxes 1-23, 1963-1979. 2.Subject files of the Deputy Minister of Medical and Hospital Programs (W.J. Lyle). Boxes 24-27, 1964-1978. 3.Binders re Conferences of Ministers and Deputy Ministers. Boxes 27-28, 1974-1977. 4.Daily correspondence files (outgoing) Boxes 29-30. -Minister of Health - (Dennis Cocke), 1974-1975. -Minister of Health - (R.H. McClelland), 1976-1977. -Deputy Minister of Medical and Hospital Programs (W.J. Lyle), 1974-1977.

British Columbia. Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance

Minister of Health Services and Hospital Insurance correspondence

  • GR-0121
  • Series
  • 1962-1965

The series consists of files from the office of the Minister of Health Services and Hospital Insurance, 1962-1965, relating to the other Departments of the government of B.C.

British Columbia. Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance

Health Branch files with regard to legislation

  • GR-0120
  • Series
  • 1960-1965

The series consists of records created by the Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance between 1960 and 1965.
These are 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 specific legislation administered by the Ministry of Health, such as the Health Act, the Dentistry Act, and others.

British Columbia. Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance

Minister of Health records

  • GR-0118
  • Series
  • 1953-1965

The series consists of records created by the Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance between 1953 and 1965.
They contain the executive files of the Minister, Eric Martin and include files relating to Woodlands, the Provincial Mental Hospital, Valleyview, Dellview, Skeenaview, Tranquille, the Crease Clinic, various mental health centres, and legislation relating to mental health. The files also include monthly reports on the activities of the various branches of the Mental Health Services for the years 1960-1964.

British Columbia. Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance

Hospital Insurance Service diary and inspection reports

  • GR-0267
  • Series
  • 1948-1950

The series consists of an unsigned diary believed to be kept by the Hospital Insurance Commissioner, Dr. J. Hershey, from 1948-1950; and inspection reports submitted to A.W.E. Pitkethley, Executive Director of BCHIS.

British Columbia. Hospital Insurance Service

Records of Dr. Richard Gordon Foulkes with regard to health care in BC

  • GR-2662
  • Series
  • 1946-1974

Dr. Richard Gordon Foulkes was appointed as a Special Consultant to the Minister of Health in 1973. His terms of reference were "to present recommendations which could lead to a rationalization of health care services of the Province".

The files include working papers (produced by other researchers), subject files of Dr. Foulkes, and published material gathered by Dr. Foulkes. The published material includes the 1946 Plan of Medical Services in B.C. by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Access to these records will be determined in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The working papers and the published material do not contain any restricted material.

Series 1 - Working papers

Series 2 - Subject files

Series 3 - Published material

British Columbia. Dept. of Health

Records of the Director of Administrative Services, BC Hospital Insurance Service

  • GR-3938
  • Series
  • 1946-1987

This series consists of records creating and revising agreements, legislation and regulations related to hospital insurance and the provision of medical services in British Columbia, from 1946-1987. These records are the administrative and operational records of the Director of Administrative Services (previously Senior Administrative Officer) of the BC Hospital Insurance Service. The files are almost exclusively those of Director K.G. Wiper, but also include those of his successor J.D. Herbert and of the Deputy Ministers D.M. Cox and W.J. Lyle.

These records document the Director's functions as well as files on issues, policy, legislation and the operation of the Hospital Insurance Act from its inception to 1987. The majority of records consist of draft amendments and revisions to regulations, orders-in-council (OICs) and legislation, proposed legislation and Federal-Provincial agreements. Records related to health insurance, the accreditation of hospitals, and the provision of medical treatments or services, including mental health treatments. Records include correspondence, drafts, and final copies of legislation.

The Ministry responsible hospital insurance administration and the years they were responsible are:

British Columbia. Dept. of Health and Welfare (1946-1959)
British Columbia. Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance (1959-1973)
British Columbia. Dept. of Health (1973-1976)
British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

British Columbia. Hospital Insurance Service

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