This series consists of committee files from the Health Authorities Division and its precursor, the Performance Management and Improvement Division from 2002-2007, which included the following branches: Evaluation and Strategic Directions Branch, Health Authority Branch, Home and Community Care Branch, Mental Heath and Addictions Branch and Provincial Branch.
The committees in this series are high level province wide committees with representatives from the Ministry of Health, the Provincial Health Services Authority, the regional health authorities, academic institutions, and non-government health service and planning organizations. Ministry of Health representatives may include the deputy minister, assistant deputy ministers, and management level staff.
Many of the committees report to the BC Health Leadership Council, which is chaired by the Ministry of Health Deputy Minister. Most of the committees have a mandate that involves defining strategies and priorities in particular areas of the provincial health care system (e.g., surgical services, critical services, emergency services, eHealth).
Records include minutes, agendas, terms of reference, agreements, correspondence, survey, reports and other reference materials utilized in committee meetings.
Some committees in this series include:
Provincial Critical Services Committee;
Provincial Medical Services Committee;
Provincial Surgical Services Steering Committee;
Provincial Acute Care Committee;
Emergency Health Services Project;
Mental Health and Addictions Planning Council;
And the General Practice Services Committee (GPSC): a joint committee between government and the BC Medical Association to support and encourage family practice medicine in BC. Prevalent issues relate to chronic disease management, obstetrics and providing adequate income to general practitioners.
Other subjects include: Riverview development, electronic health records, waiting times, meetings with individual Health Authorities, conference records, and Health Authority performance reviews and site visits.
Records in this series are covered by Administrative Records Classification System (ARCS) number 200-20.
British Columbia. Health Authorities division