Series GR-0144 - Public Health Branch newspaper clipping books

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Public Health Branch newspaper clipping books

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  • textual record

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of series.

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  • 1916-1925 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Provincial Board of Health

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25 cm of textual records

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Created by "An Act Respecting the Public Health", the Provincial Board of Health came into force on September 27, 1895 under the responsibility of the Provincial Secretary. The first board was appointed by OIC 371/1895. The purpose of the Board was to consolidate powers conferred by the Act in order to obtain uniform and concerted action throughout the Province. The first business of the Board was to radically alter the local Boards of Health, including revising the districts, and to add clauses authorizing the inspection of dairies, vegetable gardens and canneries. It also revised "The Registration of Birth, Death and Marriages Act" in order to ensure a more reliable return of Vital Statistics, and worked to make the Coroner's Act more efficient. It also prepared special regulations regarding infectious diseases.

With the establishment of the Dept. of Health and Welfare in 1946, responsibility for public health and social welfare in the province was transferred to the department from the Provincial Secretary.

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The series consist of five newspaper clipping books created by Public Health Branch between 1916 and 1925.

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Transferred from the Legislative Library in 1975.


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Accession number(s): 76-G-074

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  • Box: 880340-1293
  • Box: 880340-1294
  • Box: 913430-0776