Series GR-3975 - Records of the Assistant Deputy Minister, Institutional Services

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Records of the Assistant Deputy Minister, Institutional Services

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  • 1982-1990 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Ministry of Health (1976-2001)

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9.2 m of textual records

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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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This series consists of the records of the Assistant Deputy Minister, Institutional Services of the Ministry of Health from 1982-1990. This Assistant Deputy Minister position existed from 1976-1991, and was succeeded by the Assistant Deputy Minister, Care Services from 1991-1993. The Assistant Deputy Minister, Institutional Services provided direction and leadership to the programs that administered hospital care and continuing care. These programs included the Office for Seniors, BC Ambulance Service, Continuing Care Division, Facilities Planning and Construction Division, Hospital Programs Division, Institutional Management Resources Division, and Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Branch.

The series includes administrative records showing the day to day operations of the office and depicts changes and directives to related programs.

Records include the ADM’s daily correspondence; files on relevant acts and legislation; correspondence and other material from related health associations and societies; government committee and commission files, including the management committee and Assistant Deputy Minister Management Job Evaluation Committee; cooperation and liaison with other BC government bodies, other provincial governments and the federal government; subject files; files on related plans and programs; budgets; reports and statistics; treasury board submissions; and other administrative records.

Records are arranged roughly by date, then by file code number, except for some records from 1982 which are arranged alphabetically by file title.

Records in this series are scheduled under the Executive Records schedule (number 102906).

Some files have been removed for tobacco litigation. These files are identified in the file list as [removed].

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Transferred from the Ministry of Health in 1994, 1995 and 2001.


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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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Accession number(s): 91-1196, 88-1028, 88-1004

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