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Agency ID1381
TitleMedical Board of Queensland
Agency TypeStatutory authority
Start Date 16/2/1860
End Date 1/7/2010
Date NotesA transition period follows the implementation of the new arrangements.

Responsible for registration of medical practitioners

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Series IDTitleFromTo
18607Index to Registered Medical Practitioners 1/1/1860 30/4/1908
9217Minute Books 8/3/1860 14/4/1998
18608Registers of Medical Practitioners 7/5/1860 1/12/1995
18609Register of Pharmaceutical Chemists 1/1/1861 31/12/1884
18606Register of Chemists and Druggists 3/10/1861 7/5/1885
18613Medical Practitioners' Registration Correspondence and Papers 1/1/1863 31/12/1933
8804Letterbooks 8/3/1895 30/6/1924
19732Health Practitioner Registration Files 9/6/1905 22/3/2010
8805Policy and Correspondence Files 8/9/1932 6/11/1980
8946Correspondence Relating to the Royal Commission on the Investigation of Infantile Paralysis, 1937 1/3/1935 31/3/1949
19366Registration Board Files 7/4/1936 8/6/1983
19792Health Practitioner Investigation Files 1/1/1948 31/12/1976
19779Health Practitioner Registration Cash Books 6/1/1948 27/8/1966
19831Medical Complaints Rules and Procedures 1/1/1950 31/12/1966
19780Annual Registrations, Restoration and Licence Fee Reports 9/12/1974 31/10/1990
19785Registrar Database Update Report 28/4/1978 24/6/1985
19784Certificates Issued and Fees Paid Report 31/1/1979 10/1/1985
19781Health Practitioners by Postcode Report 1/1/1980 14/5/1980
19788List of Medical Practitioners over Seventy Years of Age 4/1/1980 2/1/1981
19783Registrar Additions and Deletions Report 31/1/1980 13/1/1981
19782Gazettal Notification Report 1/3/1982 10/1/1985
19849Case Files (Medical Board of Queensland) 24/12/1991 20/8/1997
19848Register of Specialists 3/5/1992 1/12/1995
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
107Colonial Secretary's Office 1/1/1860 6/8/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 6/8/1896 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 25/9/1963
105Department of Health 26/9/1963 1/7/2010
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

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Subsequent Agencies

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Related Agencies

Agency IDTitleRelationship
11502General Medical Council of AustraliaThe Queensland Medical Board was affiliated to the General Medical Council.
11029Office of the Medical Board of Queenslandmedical board agency
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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette, 1860, No 11, p77
Queensland Government Gazette, 1885, Vol XXXVI, p1624
Queensland Government Gazette, 1939, Vol CLIII, p1859
Medical Acts 1867, 1925, 1939
Pharmacy Act 1884
Patrick, Ross, "A history of health and medicine in Queensland 1824 - 1960", UQ Press, 1987
Queensland Subordinate Legislation 2007, No. 141
Queensland Subordinate Legislation 2010, no 73
Medical Board of Queensland Annual Report 2008-2009
Health Legislation (Health Practitioner Regulation National Law) Amendment Act 2010
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing Health Legislation (Health Practitioner Regulation National Law) Amendment Act 2010
Administered Medical Act 1867
Pharmacy Act 1884
Medical Act 1925
Medical Act 1939
Health Practitioners (Professional Standards) Act 1999
Medical Practitioners Registration Act 2001
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The first members of the Medical Board of Queensland (Queensland Medical Board) were appointed on 16 February 1860 under Medical Acts current in New South Wales.

Under the "Medical Practitioners Registration Act 2001" the Board's functions include receipt of applications and registration of qualified persons, maintenance of the registers of medical practitioners and medical specialists, promotion of high standards of practice in Queensland as well as development of programs for continual professional education and accreditation of intern training programs; allowance for a Register of Specialists was made in the "Medical Act 1939".

The "Medical Act 1925" established the Medical Board replacing the Queensland Medical Board. Under the "Medical Act 1939" the name was changed to Medical Board of Queensland. The Board is comprised of 10 members who are either registered medical practitioners including representatives of educational institutions or independent public members, as well as the Chief Health Officer.

The Office of the Medical Board of Queensland was established in 2007 to provide administrative and operational support to the Board.

The "Pharmacy Act of 1884" established the Pharmacy Board of Queensland which took over the function of registering chemists and druggists from 14 May 1885.

From 1 July 2010 the Medical Board was abolished and a new national agency, the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency, responsible for administration of registration of health professionals was introduced under the "Health Practitioner Regulation (Administrative Arrangements) National Law Act 2008", the "Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009" and the "Health Legislation (Health Practitioner Regulation National Law) Amendment Act 2010". The National Agency took over the administrative functions of the Council while the Medical Board of Australia took over the registration and accreditation of medical practitioners.

A transition period followed the implementation of the new arrangements.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1381, Medical Board of Queensland
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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