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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

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