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Public and preventative health records

  • GR-4020
  • Series
  • 1987 - 2006

The series consists of public and preventative health records relating to the development of programs and policies for the provision of prevention services directed at persons and groups who are at risk for developing a health problem, disease or disorder. These programs are guided by the Health Act (RSBC 1996, c. 179); some programs may also fall under the Health Act Communicable Disease Regulations (BC Regulation 567/98), and the Dentists Act (RSBC 1996, c. 94). This series includes records relating to ensuring best evidence policy and program development and maintenance, community health services issues pertaining to cardiovascular disease, communication disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, neurological and behavioral disorders, nutrition issues, and health prevention and promotion; and health services for mentally challenged adults living in the community. Some of the programs/projects documented in these records include ActNow BC, Dial-a-Dietician, BC heart health project, Pregnancy Outreach program, and Action Schools!. These records were created and received by the Population Health and Wellness Division, Ministry of Health between 1987 and 2006 in BC.

The records are arranged alphabetically by project or program, or by issue or title. Record types include correspondence, reports, presentations, briefing notes, research materials, research data, financial statements, program/project planning materials, drafts, notes, and workshop/outreach materials. These records are classified under section 3 public and preventative health of the Community Health Programs ORCS (schedule 122353), 2011. The files are assigned an alphabetical acronym code and the following ORCS numbers: health promotion and prevention projects, programs, initiatives, and strategies (62330-30); non-communicable disease project and program files (62390-30); nutrition project files (62420-30); nutrition program and initiative files (62420-40); and communication disorder hearing and audition projects (62250-30). The series also includes annual, operational, research, statistical, and other reports (62420-45). Some files have been removed for tobacco litigation. These files are identified on the file list as [removed].

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Executive records of the Assistant Deputy Ministry, Community and Family Health

  • GR-4019
  • Series
  • 1987 - 1990

This series consists of the executive records of the Assistant Deputy Ministry (ADM), Community and Family Health, 1987-1990. These records document the creation of the Community and Family Health division which was the amalgamation of the previously separate Preventative and Community Care Services in 1988. The new division included all Public Health promotion and protection programs delivered through health units across the province and the BC Centre for Disease Control, and programs operated or funded by Mental Health Services, Forensic Psychiatric Services, and Services to the Handicapped. Examples of records documenting these activities include the advisory committee on health promotion and wellness (Preventative Services), vocational rehabilitation of disabled persons (Services to the Handicapped), and child and youth mental health services (Mental Health Services). Records also include program specific reports, correspondence on restructuring the Community and Family Health division, program specific briefing notes, cooperation and liaison files documenting significant program specific relationships (Associated Boards of Health), and other related committee activities such as the hospital and community partnership program committee and the interministerial committee on strengthening the family. These records were created and received by the Ministry of Health in BC under the Health Act (RSBC 1996, c. 179) and other applicable legislation such as the Forensic Psychiatry Act (RSBC 1979, c. 139), and the Mental Health Act of British Columbia (RSBC 1996, c. 288). The mission of the division was to promote the health of individuals and communities in BC by monitoring population health, and the cost-effective implementation of community-based preventative, protection and treatment strategies.

The records are arranged by subject and relevant Administrative Records Classification System (ARCS) code. They include correspondence, memoranda, reports, briefing notes, and meeting materials. These records are classified under the Executive Records schedule (102906). Records in this accession appraised for destruction documented routine administrative activities. Some files have been removed for tobacco litigation. These files are identified on the file list as [removed].

British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

Conversation on Health project records

  • GR-3995
  • Series
  • 2006 - 2007

The series documents the Conversation on Health, a public consultation established by the Ministry of Health to engage British Columbians in a dialogue about health care and to generate ideas relating to the health care system. The Conversation on Health was a year-long, public engagement initiative that used a variety of facilitation techniques and communication channels to reach as many British Columbians as possible to understand their issues and prepare for the future of health care in the province. This series includes records relating to the approval, planning and evaluation of the Conversation on Health project and records summarizing and assessing feedback from stakeholders such as individuals, patients, health care workers, professional associations, health organizations, First Nations, academics, and other interested parties from 2006-2007. These records were created and received under the authority of the Speech from the Throne on February 14, 2006 which established the operational responsibilities and functions of the creating agency. The Conversation on Health project was launched by the Premier and Minister of Health on September 28, 2006 at the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.

These records consist of correspondence, reports, presentations, briefing notes, project charters, fact sheets, news releases, and planning documents. They are arranged by event, subject or document type. The records are classified under the Conversation on Health ORS (schedule 191564). Records selected for transfer to the BC Archives classified under 26520-06 include symposium submissions and presentations documenting input to the international symposium on innovation in health care provision sponsored by the Conversation on Health.

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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-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)

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)