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Agency ID105
TitleDepartment of Health
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 26/9/1963
End Date 3/4/2012
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Responsible for the state's health services including public hospitals.

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
20274Maternal and Child Welfare: External Publications 26/9/1963 31/12/1963
20285Maternal and Child Welfare Centre Work Books 26/9/1963 28/2/1969
20276Reports of the Queensland Committee for the Study of Maternal Deaths 26/9/1963 31/12/1969
20296Director-General's Speech Notes 26/9/1963 31/7/1970
20265Maternal and Child Welfare: Community Educational Training 26/9/1963 31/12/1970
17697Mental Hospital Architectural Plans 26/9/1963 31/12/1970
16659Press Cuttings Files 26/9/1963 30/9/1971
20269Maternal and Child Welfare Staff Circulars and Correspondence Files 26/9/1963 31/12/1971
17086Registers of Letters Received Relating to Hospitals 26/9/1963 31/12/1971
17262Registers of Letters Received Relating to Institutions 26/9/1963 31/12/1972
6679General Correspondence (Health and Home Affairs, Department of Health) 26/9/1963 31/12/1974
20279Maternal and Child Welfare Training Examination Results 26/9/1963 31/12/1975
20281Mothercraft Lectures in Schools 26/9/1963 31/12/1975
8400Special Batches 26/9/1963 31/12/1975
20282Maternal and Child Welfare Training Correspondence Registers 26/9/1963 20/12/1976
20278Maternal and Child Welfare Training Registers 26/9/1963 11/1/1977
20273Maternal and Child Welfare Press Cuttings 26/9/1963 31/12/1978
18974Research Material on Grants to Charitable Organisations, Homes, Hospitals, etc. 26/9/1963 31/12/1978
20259Maternal and Child Welfare Monthly Reports 26/9/1963 30/4/1979
20280Maternal and Child Welfare Examination Questions 26/9/1963 6/12/1979
20260Maternal and Child Welfare Annual Reports 26/9/1963 30/6/1983
20283Child Welfare Assistant Badge Book 26/9/1963 31/8/1984
21090Lazaret Patient Registers 26/9/1963 27/9/1984
20266Maternal and Child Welfare: Training of Child Welfare Students 26/9/1963 31/5/1985
20957Exhumation Permit Receipt Books 26/9/1963 31/12/1985
20300Photographic Images for Community Health Information 26/9/1963 31/12/1985
20270Maternal and Child Welfare/Health Photographs 26/9/1963 31/12/1987
20268Maternal and Child Welfare Personnel Administration Files 26/9/1963 12/8/1988
20263Maternal and Child Welfare Service: History of Child Centres and Services 26/9/1963 31/12/1989
20275Maternal and Child Welfare: Inhouse Publications 26/9/1963 31/12/1990
239Disease Files 26/9/1963 8/8/1991
264Index to Diseases Files [photocopy] 26/9/1963 31/12/1991
1177Licensed Premises Reports [Health] 26/9/1963 31/12/1991
17956Water Test Results 26/9/1963 31/12/1993
9776Public Health Administration - Local Authorities Reports 30/6/1969 25/11/1988
20284Maternal and Child Welfare Visitors' Book 10/11/1977 27/10/1984
17069Circular Files 22/11/1979 31/12/1982
20294Annual Reports - Queensland Health and Medical Services Branch/Queensland Department of Health 1/7/1980 30/6/1990
9783Public Health Administration - Health Inspectors' Reports 1/1/1981 31/12/1988
19402Correspondence and Papers related to the Townsville General Hospital Psychiatric Unit/Ward 10B Inquiry 31/5/1990 26/2/1991
19401Hospital records consulted by the Commission of Inquiry into the Townsville General Hospital Psychiatric Unit/Ward 10B 31/5/1990 26/2/1991
19471Townsville General Hospital Ward 10B Compensation Assessments 1/2/1993 9/7/1993
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Controlling Agencies

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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
9713Maternal & Child Welfare Home, Sandgate 25/9/1963 1/7/1982
11369Mackay Hospitals Board 25/9/1963 1/7/1991
2459Roma Hospital Board 25/9/1963 1/7/1991
11604Roma Hospital 25/9/1963 3/4/2012
1457Nurses and Masseurs Registration Board 26/9/1963 27/7/1965
2594Ipswich Special Hospital 26/9/1963 1/1/1968
157Prisons Department 26/9/1963 17/1/1968
1490Albany Creek Cemetery Trust 26/9/1963 1/2/1973
4501Fantome Island Lazaret 26/9/1963 31/12/1973
9742Maternal & Child Welfare Home, Toowoomba 26/9/1963 31/5/1977
10747Chambers Flat Cemetery Trust 26/9/1963 16/12/1977
10744Park House Cemetery Trust 26/9/1963 16/12/1977
9714Health Department, Maternal and Child Welfare Division 26/9/1963 1/10/1982
187Health Department, Health and Medical Services Branch, Public Health Supervision Division, Environmental Sanitation Section 26/9/1963 31/12/1982
638Health Department, Health and Medical Services Branch, Tuberculosis Division 26/9/1963 1/1/1984
640Queensland Radium Institute 26/9/1963 30/6/1991
2230Emerald Hospitals Board 26/9/1963 1/7/1991
11873Gladstone Hospitals Board 26/9/1963 1/7/1991
8455Ipswich Hospital Board of Management / Ipswich Hospitals Board 26/9/1963 1/7/1991
1453North Brisbane Hospitals Board 26/9/1963 1/7/1991
1380Medical Assessment Tribunal 26/9/1963 7/2/2000
818Dental Board of Queensland 26/9/1963 1/7/2010
1381Medical Board of Queensland 26/9/1963 1/7/2010
1479Pharmacists Board of Queensland 26/9/1963 1/7/2010
878Eventide Home, Sandgate 26/9/1963 3/4/2012
10545Queensland Institute Of Medical Research Council 26/9/1963 3/4/2012
220Wolston Park Hospital 26/9/1963 3/4/2012
1480Physiotherapists Board of Queensland 10/7/1965 1/7/2010
1458Nurses Board of Queensland 21/7/1965 23/12/1976
8396Challinor Centre, Ipswich 1/1/1968 14/12/1987
1973Department of Children's Services 17/1/1968 20/6/1972
2051Podiatrists Board of Queensland 2/4/1970 1/7/2010
338Board Of Nursing Studies 1/1/1976 1/11/1993
1459Nurses Registration Board of Queensland II 17/12/1976 1/11/1993
10429Queensland Institute of Medical Research Trust 21/6/1980 3/4/2012
10997Royal Children's Hospital Board 24/6/1982 1/7/1991
9715Health Department, Child Health Division 1/10/1982 1/7/1991
2592Health Department, Health and Medical Services Branch, Environmental and Occupational Health Division, Environmental Sanitation Section 1/11/1982 1/5/1991
1466Optometrists Board of Queensland 1/1/1986 1/7/2010
164Health Department, Public Health Services Division, Environmental Health Unit, Sanitation Section 1/5/1991 31/12/1993
8404Central Regional Health Authority 1/7/1991 8/2/2007
2087Burketown Hospital 1/7/1991 3/4/2012
2152Cooktown Hospital 1/7/1991 3/4/2012
2172Croydon Hospital 1/7/1991 3/4/2012
966Ingham Hospital 1/7/1991 3/4/2012
10852Mackay Base Hospital 1/7/1991 3/4/2012
1438Muttaburra Hospital 1/7/1991 3/4/2012
2379Normanton Hospital 1/7/1991 3/4/2012
102Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 1/7/1991 3/4/2012
11368Sarina Hospital and Primary Health Care Centre 1/7/1991 3/4/2012
11070Toowoomba Hospital 1/7/1991 3/4/2012
11869Central Queensland Health Service District 8/2/2007 3/4/2012
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Previous Agencies

Subsequent Agencies

Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
11183Robertson, Honourable Stephen, Minister for HealthMinister/Department relationship
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1963, Vol. CCXIV, No. 13, pp. 272-273, 276
Department of Health. Outline of Department's Activities, 1957-1974
Queensland Health Annual Report 1990-1991, pp. 4-8
Queensland Government Gazette 1991, Vol. CCXCVII, No. 64, p. 974
Queensland Subordinate Legislation 1996, No. 402
Queensland Government Gazette 1998, Vol. CCCXVIII No. 76. pp. 1085-1086
Queensland Government Gazette 2001, Vol. CCXXVI, No 39, pp. 699, 704, 714-715
Queensland Government Gazette 2009, vol. 350, no. 71, pp. 1307 - 1359
Queensland Health Annual Report 2000-2001
Queensland Health Statement of Affairs 2001-2002
Queensland Government Gazette 2004, Vol. CCCXXXVI, No 42, p. 611
Queensland Government Gazette 2006, vol. 343, no. 14, pp. 183 - 227
Queensland Government Gazette 2008, vol. 349, no. 34, p. 545
Patrick, Ross. A history of health and medicine in Queensland 1824-1960. University of Queensland Press, 1987
Queensland Government Gazette 2012, vol. 359, no. 77, p. 857

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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing Public Service Act 2008
Administered As at 21 Feb 2011:
Dental Technicians Registration Act 2001
Food Act 2006
Health Act 1937
Health Practitioner Registration Boards (Administration)
Act 1999
Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009
Health Practitioners (Professional Standards) Act 1999
Health Practitioners (Special Events Exemption) Act 1998
Health Quality and Complaints Commission Act 2006
Health Services Act 1991 (jointly administered with the
Minister for Disability Services, Mental Health and
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships)
Hospitals Foundations Act 1982
Mater Public Health Services Act 2008
Medical Radiation Technologists Registration Act 2001
Mental Health Act 2000 (jointly administered with the
Minister for Disability Services, Mental Health and
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships)
Occupational Therapists Registration Act 2001
Pest Management Act 2001
Pharmacy Business Ownership Act 2001
Private Health Facilities Act 1999
Public Health Act 2005
Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance
Services) Act 2003
Queensland Institute of Medical Research Act 1945
Radiation Safety Act 1999
Research Involving Human Embryos and Prohibition of
Human Cloning for Reproduction Act 2003
Speech Pathologists Registration Act 2001
Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1998
Transplantation and Anatomy Act 1979
Water Fluoridation Act 2008
Chiropractors Registration Act 2001
Clean Air Act 1963
Cremation Act 1913
Dental Act 1971
Dental Practitioners Registration Act 2001
Dental Technicians and Dental Prosthetists Act 1991
Drugs Standard Adopting Act 1976
Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Act 1963
Food Act 1981
Health Act 1937
Health Practitioner Registration Boards (Administration) Act 1999
Health Practitioners (Professional Standards) Act 1999
Health Practitioners (Special Events Exemption) Act 1998
Health Rights Commission Act 1991 (jointly administered with the Minister for Communities, Disability Services, Seniors and Youth)
Health Services Act 1991
Hospitals Foundations Act 1982
Medical Act 1939
Medical Act and Other Acts (Administration) Act 1966
Medical Board (Administration) Act 2006
Medical Practitioners Registration Act 2001
Medicare Principles and Commitments Adoption Act 1994
Mental Health Act 1974
Mental Health Act 2000
Nurses Act of 1964 and Nursing Act 1976
Nursing Act 1992
Occupational Therapists Act 1979
Optometrists Act 1974
Osteopaths Registration Act 2001
Pest Management Act 2001
Pharmacists Registration Act 2001
Pharmacy Act 1976
Physiotherapists Act 1964
Podiatrists Act 1969
Podiatrists Registration Act 2001
Private Health Facilities Act 1999
Psychologists Act 1977
Physchologists Registration Act 2001
Public Health Act 2005
Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003
Queensland Institute of Medical Research Act 1945
Radioactive Substances Act 1958
Radiation Safety Act 1999
Research Involving Human Embryos and Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2003
Speech Pathologists Act 1979
Speech Pathologists Registration Act 2001
Speech Therapists Act 1979
Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1998
Tobacco and other Smoking Products (Prevention of Supply to Children) Act 1999
Transplantation and Anatomy Act 1979
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The Health and Home Affairs Department was abolished on 26 Sep 1963, and the Health Department was established as an agency responsible to a Minister without other portfolio.

FUNCTIONS:
In 1963 the Health Department maintained the administrative control of all health, medical and allied services which it had assumed under the Health Act of 1937, and the Hospitals Acts of 1923, 1936, and 1944. The divisional structure of the Health and Medical Services Branch reflected departmental health priorities and functions: Division of Public Health Supervision including the Sections of Epidemiology, Air Pollution, Hansen's Disease, Enthetic Diseases, Food and Drugs, Environmental Sanitation and Hookworm Control; Divisions of Tuberculosis, Industrial Medicine, Maternal and Child Welfare, School Health, Psychiatric Services, Welfare and Guidance, Laboratory Services, Geriatrics, Nursing, Social Work and the Flying Surgeon Service.

As at 1 July 2004, the principal responsibilities were:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Alcohol and Drug Services
Community Health Services
Disease Surveillance
Health Care for Special Needs Groups
Health Promotion
Health Rights
Home and Community care - to 13 Sep 2006
Hospitals
Mental health (from 13 Sep 2006 - 13 Apr 2007 jointly with Communities Department)
Nursing Homes and Hostels - from 13 Sep 2006 - 13 Apr 2007, Communities Department
Oral Health
Public Health
Registration of Health Professionals
From1 Jul 2008:
Offender Health Services of Prisoners

From 13 Sep 2006 the following functions were transferred to the Department of Communities:
home and community care
mental health including policy and legislation - to 13 Apr 2007
aged and residential care facilities - to 13 Apr 2007
non-government organizations' contract administration

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
In 1963 the Department of Health retained the structure established in 1935 with the Director-General of the Health and Medical Services Branch responsible for health administration in Queensland. Major changes were implemented in 1991 with the re-organisation of central administration, and regionalisation. The Health Services Act 1991 abolished hospital boards and established Regional Health Authorities responsible for the provision of health services. The 13 Regional Directors and the Directors of the 4 functional Divisions including Public Health Services were directly responsible to the Director-General of Queensland Health. Under the Health Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 1996, the regional authorities were dissolved and replaced by Health Service Districts which were given responsibility for the delivery of health services in their communities. In 2001, the Health Services Division is responsible for direct health service delivery through Health Service Districts, public health services and the provision of support services. District Health Councils identify and assess the health service needs in their districts, and monitor service delivery.
NOTE:
On 9 May 1991, the Minister for Health announced that the Department of Health would be known as Queensland Health.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Minister for Health, 26 Sep 1963 -
NOTE:
From 6 Feb 1986- 9 Dec 1987, the Health portfolio was combined with Environment; from 31 Aug 1989 - 25 Sep 1989 with Attorney-General's; from 22 Feb 2001- 22 Feb 2004 the Minister for Health was also the Minister Assisting the Premier on Women's Policy

AGENCIES CONTROLLED:
Registrar of Friendly Societies, 26 Sep 1963 - 20 Jun 1972
Board of Optometrical Registration, 26 Sep 1963 - c. 1986
Speech Therapists Board, 24 Apr 1980 - 18 Dec 1992
State Council of the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade, c. 1967 -c. 1991
Regional Health Authorities, 1 Jul 1991 - 20 Dec 1996
Hospital Foundations, c. 1982 -
Patient Review Tribunals, 1 Jul 1985 -
District Health Councils, 20 Dec 1996 -

ABOLITION:
Under Administrative Arrangements Order (No. 3) 2012, the Department of Health was renamed Queensland Health on 3 April 2012.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID105, Department of Health
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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