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Vancouver (B.C.). Medical Health Officer

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Vancouver (B.C.). Medical Health Officer

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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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Vancouver (B.C.). Health Department ()

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Vancouver (B.C.). Medical Health Officer, is subordinate to: Vancouver (B.C.). Health Department

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