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State Board of Health State Certificates and Board of Osteopathy meeting minutes

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2013-T1

Scope and Contents

The records include Rhode Island State Board of Health State Certificates for providers licensed by the State Board of Health, circa 1850-1899 (# 1-470). Also included is one (1) copy of a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services publication, “Characteristics of Physicians: Rhode Island, December 31, 1985”; one (1) volume of Board of Osteopathy meeting minutes (July 19, 1917-July 11, 1929) and includes some related loose correspondence; one (1) folder containing Board of Osteopathy meeting minutes (July 26, 1939-September 14, 1988); one (1) copy of the Amended Rules of Procedure Governing Disciplinary Proceedings Before the Board of Review (Revised December 1977); two (2) financial ledgers (one volume contains FY 1993 and one volume contains FY 1994-FY1995) and one (1) group of printouts from 1986-1989 tracking sheets of license holders (contains license number, name, address, expiration date, renewal status and batch codes and dates).

The records also included one folder which contains the autopsy results of a woman who died as a result of complications from an abortion and the transcript from the disciplinary hearing for the doctor (1936). This folder has been closed and sealed to protect the privacy and confidentiality of those named in the documents.

Dates

  • 1895-1896, 1917-1929, 1939-1988

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

This is a temporary accession and materials are not accessioned or fully processed by the State Archives at this time. One folder has been closed and sealed to protect the privacy of those named in the documents which include medical records.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Extent

1.84 Cubic Feet (1 record carton/1 flat storage box)

Abstract

The records include Rhode Island State Board of Health State Certificates for providers licensed by the State Board of Health, circa 1850-1899 (# 1-470) and meeting minutes for the Board of Osteopathy (1919-1929, 1939-1988).

Custodial History

James V. McDonald MD, MPH the Chief Administrative Officer for the Board of Medical Licensure & Discipline and Colleen Fontana, Chief State Registrar at the Office of Vital Records for the Department of Health contacted Gwenn Stearn, State Archivist on January 14, 2013 to request assistance with a group of “historical documents from the late 1800’s regarding licensing” which had been found in a locked safe at the Board of Medical Licensure & Discipline. The State Archivist met with the Chief State Registrar at the Department of Health offices and agreed to a temporary accession of these records pending the completion of the Department of Health’s records retention schedule at which time permanent records covered in the records retention schedule may be formerly accessioned by the State Archives and records not deemed permanent under the Department of Health’s records retention schedule may be destroyed upon the completion of a Certificate of Records Destruction by the Department of Health.

Accruals

No accruals are anticipated at this time.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

Contact:
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Providence RI 02903 USA
401-222-2353