Series GR-3652 - Private hospital establishment and inspection records

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Private hospital establishment and inspection records

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  • textual record

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  • 1941-1982 (Creation)

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60 cm textual records

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The British Columbia Hospital Insurance Service was established in 1949. The name changed to Hospital Programs in 1975.

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In 1975 the British Columbia Hospital Insurance Service changed its name to Hospital Programs.

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The series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, financial statements, lists and inventories and sale agreements relating to private hospitals across the province. The records were created between 1941 and 1982 by the British Columbia Hospital Insurance Service and its successor body, the Hospital programs branch of the Ministry of Health. The records provide evidence of the licensing function of the branch, and provide information about the administrative structure of private hospitals in the province. Under the Hospital Act (RSBC 1960, c. 178, s. 10) no private hospital could be licensed without first receiving approval from the Chief Inspector. The series also provides evidence of the closure of private hospitals and the transferal of patients to other facilities. The series also includes a number of inspection reports for private facilities, although these are by no means complete and GR-2565 and GR-2567 provide additional inspection reports.

The series is arranged alphabetically by property name.

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Records were transferred from the Ministry of Health in May 2016.


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These records are restricted. Please contact the BC Archives for information about access

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See GR-2565 and GR-2567 for additional inspection reports.

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Accession number(s) : 88-0657

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