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Agency ID1479
TitlePharmacists Board of Queensland
Agency TypeStatutory authority
Start Date 14/5/1885
End Date 1/7/2010
Date NotesA transition period follows the implementation of the new arrangements.

Responsible for registration of pharmacists

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Series IDTitleFromTo
9215Minute Books [Pharmacy Board] 3/7/1885 1/11/1994
19838Registers of Pharmaceutical Apprentices 20/4/1886 29/5/1964
19839Register of Pharmaceutical Chemists 8/3/1887 19/10/1937
19732Health Practitioner Registration Files 9/6/1905 22/3/2010
8819Examination Register No. 2 14/1/1926 30/6/1947
8818Agenda Books 29/1/1929 25/1/1940
8821Policy and Correspondence Files 14/2/1929 24/9/1981
19779Health Practitioner Registration Cash Books 1/8/1945 30/9/1974
19792Health Practitioner Investigation Files 1/1/1948 31/12/1976
19841Index to pharmaceutical apprentices 1/1/1950 31/12/1959
19780Annual Registrations, Restoration and Licence Fee Reports 9/12/1974 1/5/2001
19785Registrar Database Update Report 28/4/1978 24/6/1985
19784Certificates Issued and Fees Paid Report 31/1/1979 10/1/1985
20185Registers of Pharmacists 1/5/1979 1/5/2001
19781Health Practitioners by Postcode Report 1/1/1980 14/5/1980
19782Gazettal Notification Report 1/3/1982 10/1/1985
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
107Colonial Secretary's Office 14/5/1885 6/8/1896
123Home Secretary's Office 6/8/1896 5/12/1935
126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 26/9/1963
105Department of Health 26/9/1963 1/7/2010
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
1493Queensland College of Pharmacy and Chemistry 6/3/1890 9/10/1935
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Information Sources

Queensland Blue Book 1884, p.35
Queensland Statutes 1884, pp.207-216
Queensland Government Gazette, 1885, Vol. XXXVI, p.1624
Queensland Statutes, Vol.VII, Public General Acts, pp.2121-2128
Queensland Statutes, 1917-1918, Vol.X, pp.8320-8335
Queensland Statutes, 1976, p.871
Queensland Government Gazette, 1876, Vol..CCLIII, No.88, p.1853
Queensland Government Directory, 1997, pp.83, 89
Queensland Subordinate Legislation 2010, no 73
Pharmacists Board of Queensland "Newsletter" December 2009
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing Health Legislation (Health Practitioner Regulation National Law) Amendment Act 2010
Administered Pharmacy Act 1884, 48 Victoriae, No.22
Pharmacy Act 1917, 8 Geo V, No.11
Pharmacy Act 1976
Pharmacists Registration Act 2001
Pharmacists Registration Regulation 2001
Health Practitioners (Professional Standards) Act 1999.

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The Pharmacy Board of Queensland was appointed by the Governor on the 14 May 1885 under the provisions of the Pharmacy Act of 1884 which was assented to on 16 December 1884. The first Board appointed contained seven (7) members and was constituted for a period of 3 years until 31 December 1886, after which the members were to be elected by the Pharmaceutical Chemists of Queensland. Previously the registering of Pharmacists was covered by the Medical Act of 1867.

The first appointees were: Edward Taylor (President), C H Fletcher Yeo, J Clement Ellison MB, James Hill MD, John K Benson MD, James H Fitzgibbon and Alfred W Field. Frank Taylor was elected by the Board to be the Secretary and Registrar on 1 July 1885.

The Pharmacy Act of 1917 repealed the 1884 Act with little change to the functioning of the Board. Instead of a seven (7) member board the Governor appointed a four (4) member board, again with a 3 year tenure, after which the members were to be elected by the Pharmaceutical Chemists of Queensland.

The Pharmacists Board of Queensland was a Statutory Authority and one of the Health Professional Registration Boards of Queensland. It shared office facilities and staff with 10 other Health Registration boards.

The function of the Board was to administer its enabling legislation, to determine professional standards, to maintain the register of practitioners in its field (Pharmacy) and to regulate and control the practice of the profession in Queensland. The Board could initiate proceedings against a practitioner for misconduct in a professional respect.

Colonial Secretary 14 May 1885 - 6 Aug 1896
Home Secretary 6 Aug 1896 - 5 Dec 1935
Secretary for Health and Home Affairs 5 Dec 1935 - 12 Aug 1957
Minister for Health and Home Affairs 12 Aug 1957 - 26 Sep 1963
Minister for Health 26 Sep 1963 - 21 Feb 2001
Minister for Health and Minister Assisting the Premier on Women's Policy of Queensland, 22 Feb 2001 -

From 1 July 2010 the Pharmacists Board of Queensland 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 Pharmacy Board of Australia took over the registration and accreditation of pharmacists.

A transition period followed the implementation of the new arrangements.

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Queensland State Archives Agency ID1479, Pharmacists Board of Queensland
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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