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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)

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

Department of Health executive records

  • GR-0356
  • Series
  • 1972-1975

This series consists of Department of Health and Hospital Insurance executive records including files of the Minister of Health pertaining to hospital programs and hospital insurance service from 1972-1975. Most files are related to a particular hospital in BC.

British Columbia. Dept. of Health Services and Hospital Insurance

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)

Hospital constitutions and bylaws

  • GR-3724
  • Series
  • 1911-1987

The series consists of correspondence, memos, annual reports, draft bylaws, procedures, short reports, constitutions, certificates created under the Societies Act, and small booklets, usually pertaining to a hospital society’s constitution and bylaws. The records provide evidence of the process of developing and amending constitutions and bylaws for hospital societies across British Columbia. Hospital societies appear to have been governed under both the Hospitals Act and the Societies Act, and the Revised Statutes of British Columbia has noted that “notwithstanding the Society Act, a society that owns or operates a hospital shall not exercise any of the borrowing powers conferred by the Society Act without the prior approval of the minister.” (RSBC 1979, c. 176) Under later iterations of the Hospitals Act, a society could not change its constitution or bylaws without ministerial approval. In many cases, however, amendments appear to have been made to the consitutions and bylaws in this series in order to comply with changes made to the Societies Act.

Records in this series are arranged alphabetically by institution name. The BC Cancer Foundation has been filed under “c” for “Cancer Foundation,” and the Mount Waddington Hospital Society was filed under “P” for Port McNeill.

Some of the files originally had records on both the left and right side of the file folder. The metal clips holding these records in place have been removed for preservation purposes. Records that were originally on the left side of the file can be found on the top of the records and are face down. Records that were originally on the right side of the file are on the bottom of the pile, and are face up.

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)

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

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)

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)