Health Authority Boundaries

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Published by the Ministry of Health - Health Sector Information Analysis and Reporting
Licensed under Open Government Licence - British Columbia

Health Authority (HA) boundaries. 2018 boundary configuration

The HAs are a mutually exclusive and exhaustive classification of the land area in BC. HAs are contiguous (land area is geographically adjacent) and fit within an existing geographical hierarchy, e.g., cannot violate lower-level geography boundaries such as the Health Service Delivery Areas (HSDA) and Local Health Area (LHA).

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information

Purpose

Can be used in modelling health statistics as they relate to health authority areas

Lineage Statement

2002 Boundaries were first published

Contact Information

NameMOH Analytics (pointOfContact)
EmailMOHAnalytics@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Health
Sub-OrganizationHealth Sector Information Analysis and Reporting

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-11
Record Last Modified 2019-07-16
Resource Status onGoing
Spatial DataSDO_GEOMETRY

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_ADMIN_BOUNDARIES.BCHA_HEALTH_AUTHORITY_BNDRY_SP

Short Name: HLTH_ATH_B
Comments: Health Authority boundary polygons, with detailed boundaries

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
HEALTH_AUTHORITY_NUMBER HA_NUM NUMBER 3 Is the number of the Health Authority, e.g., 1 through 5.
HEALTH_AUTHORITY_NAME HA_NAME VARCHAR2 30 Is the name of the Health Authority, e.g., Interior, Fraser, Vancouver Coastal, Vancouver Island, Northern.
HEALTH_AUTHORITY_NUMBER_CODE HA_NUM_CD VARCHAR2 5 Is the number and acronymn of the Health Authority, e.g., 1 IHA, 2 FHA, 3 VCH, 4 VIH, 5 NHA.
FEATURE_CODE FCODE VARCHAR2 10 Is a standard alpanumeric code to identify the type of feature code is most importantly a means of linking a feature to its name and definition.
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 1 Is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 Is a required attribute of feature classes and object classes in a geodatabase.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 Is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM NUMBER 19 Is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters
FEATURE_LENGTH_M NUMBER 19 Is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters