The record group consists of 25.5 cubic feet of textual records from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
and related agencies covering the years 1967 to 1990. Memoranda, correspondence, and reports form the bulk of the material
and demonstrated the statewide effort at regulating the health care industry. The records contain material from the Health
Planning Council, the Advisory Health Council, the Health Facilities Commission, and the Office of Statewide Health Planning
The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) became a state agency in 1979. In 1985 it absorbed the responsibilities
of two other state agencies, the Advisory Health Council and the Health Facilities Commission. The five agencies forming this
collection helped coordinate California's health planning for the state government. Each agency had evolving areas of interest
but all five concerned themselves with reducing public and private health care costs in order to grant wider health care access.
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication
is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility
for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives
Some the records within this collection are restricted due to Attorney-Client privilege. The specific series has been described
and noted as restricted within the finding aid and the folders have been marked "Restricted" as well. Evidence Code Sections
952 and 954.