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Records of the Continuing Care Division
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- British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)
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Originals, 3.33 m
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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 department 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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Records of the Continuing Care Division, a successor of the Long Term Care program. The Long Term Care program became effective 1 January 1978. It was designed to meet the needs of persons who could not live without help because of health-related problems which did not warrant care in an acute care hospital. The Ministries of Health and Human Resources were jointly responsible for the program. In 1983, the program's official designation was changed from Home Care/Long Term Care to Continuing Care Division, Institutional Services.
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Transferred from the Ministry of Health in 1987.
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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.
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- The finding aid consists of a list of primary headings and the number of files relating to each.
The finding aid is a classification list, rather than a file list. The material arrived at the archives with the classification system and in good order.
Accession number(s): 87-0437; 87-0607; 91-3415; G91-002