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Agency:
Division of Mental Health
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Aug 1956
End Date:
02 Apr 1963
Description:
Provide mental health services to the Tasmanian population. Administers the Mental Hospitals Act 1858, 1885, Mental Deficiency Act 1920, Sexual Offences Act 1951, Ineboriates Hospital Act, and provides professional psychiatric services.
Legislation Administered:
Mental Hospitals Act 1858, 1885, Mental Deficincy Act 1920, Psychopathich Hospital (Management) Act 1933
Legislation Creating:
Health Services Act 1956 (53/1956)
Functions Performed:
Community services
Health care
Controlled Agencies:
Royal Derwent Hospital (TA465)01 Jan 182730 Nov 2000

Millbrook Home Board (TA154)12 Dec 193301 Jul 1968

Nelumie, Institution for Female Defectives (TA15)01 Jan 195631 Dec 1965
Controlling Agencies:
Department of Health Services (TA23)01 Aug 195617 Jul 1989
Previous Agencies:
Division of Mental Hygiene (TA11)01 Dec 194531 Dec 1956
Mental Deficiency Board (TA8)01 Jan 192201 Dec 1964

State Psychological Clinic (TA9)01 Jan 192201 Dec 1964

Department of Health Services (TA23)01 Aug 195617 Jul 1989
Subsequent Agencies:
Division of Psychiatric Services (TA13)02 Apr 196301 Jul 1968