Series S101 - Medical Health Officer's subject files

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Medical Health Officer's subject files

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5.04 m of textual records

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The Medical Health Officer is responsible for the overall planning and implementation of public health services in the City of Vancouver in accordance with legal responsibilities delegated by federal, provincial, and municipal levels of government, and in response to identified health needs in the community. The Medical Health Officer has duties as Secretary of the Metropolitan Board of Health of Greater Vancouver and as Chairman of the Administrative Council. In association with the City Commissioner, the Medical Health Officer is responsible for effective departmental functioning in conjunction with other City departments and boards, and shares, with other departmental members, significant responsibilities for liaison with federal and provincial government departments, professional organizations, and voluntary agencies. The administrative history of the office of the Medical Health Officer is synonymous with that of the Health Department, and as such, researchers are directed to the Health Department administrative history for an account of the development of this office.

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Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, published articles, scrapbooks and photographs which document the wide variety of interests of the office of the Medical Health Officer. In most cases it is not evident from the physical arrangement of the materials what kind of record-keeping system was employed. Some files have classification numbers, but the numbered files are interfiled with unnumbered ones, and the files with classification numbers are not in any discernible sequence. Occasionally there are, however, blocks of records in chronological arrangement. Within the files, the order of documents is almost exclusively chronological in order of receipt.

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