Series GR-3502 - Midwifery policy development records

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Midwifery policy development records

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GR-3502

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  • 2006-2013 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Ministry of Health (2005-2008)
  • 2001-2002 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Ministry of Health Services (2001-2005)
  • 1980-2001 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

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1.2 m textual records

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(1976-2001)

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The Ministry of Health was established in 1976 as the successor to the Dept. of Health (OIC 3199/76). The ministry was responsible for managing public health in the province. In 1977, the deaprtment was organized into three major programs for mental health, public health and special health programs. After 1980, the department had three programs: Preventive Services, Direct Community Care Services, and Hospital Programs. Two years later the names of the programs changed to: Community Care, Long Term Care, and Hospital Programs. In 1984 the department’s two programs were Preventive and Community Care Services and Institutional Services. These changed to Hospital Programs, Continuing Care Services, and Emergency Health Services in 1988. Responsibility for seniors was added to the Ministry of Health in 1989, and in 1996 the ministry was renamed Ministry of Health and Ministry Responsible for Seniors (OIC 203/96). In 2001, the functions of the ministry were divided between two new ministries: the Ministry of Health Services and the Ministry of Health Planning.

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(2001-2005)

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The Ministry of Health Services was established in 2008 as the successor to the Ministry of Health (OIC 430/2008). The ministry was mandated to guide and enhance the province's health services. It was responsible to provide direction and support to service delivery partners; set goals and standards for health service delivery by health authorities; manage provincial health programs including the Medical Services Plan, Pharmacare, B.C. Vital Statistics Agency and Emergency Health Services Commission; and monitor and evaluate the delivery of health services and the health of the population.

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(2005-2008)

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The Ministry of Health was established in 2005 as the successor to the Ministry of Health Services (OIC 450/2005). The ministry was mandated to guide and enhance the province's health services. It was responsible to provide direction and support to service delivery partners; set goals and standards for health service delivery by health authorities; manage provincial health programs including the Medical Services Plan, Pharmacare, B.C. Vital Statistics Agency and Emergency Health Services Commission; and monitor and evaluate the delivery of health services and the health of the population. The Ministry of Health was disssolved in 2008 and replaced by the Ministry of Health Services (430/2008).

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The series consists of correspondence, issue papers, briefing notes, and reports from other provinces, and was created between 1980 and 2002. The records document the development of midwifery services in British Columbia. The series also consists of photocopied news files relating to midwifery issues, and correspondence from private citizens voicing their opinions on midwifery. The series also consists of midwifery newsletters. The series includes records that discuss the practice of midwifery in Aboriginal cultures, as well as the BC Reproductive Care Program and various midwifery committees.

The series is covered by ORCS by 25800-30. The series is arranged by issue.

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Transferred from the Ministry of Health in May 2016. Accession 96-7695 transferred from the Ministry of Health in May 2017.

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Records are restricted under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Contact BC Archives staff to discuss access.

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Accession number(s) : 94-6163, 96-7695

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