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Agency ID187
TitleHealth Department, Health and Medical Services Branch, Public Health Supervision Division, Environmental Sanitation Section
Agency TypeBusiness unit or division
Start Date 26/9/1963
End Date 1/11/1982
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Responsible for environmental health services including sanitation

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
242Correspondence Files 10/1/1977 1/11/1982
241Health Inspectors' Quarterly Reports 4/5/1978 1/11/1982
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
105Department of Health 26/9/1963 31/12/1982
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette, 1963, Vol.CCXIV, No.13, pp.271-273, 276
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, Session of 1983-84, Vol.III, No. 71, pp. 2, 9,15, 29
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Health Acts 1937-1981
Radioactive Substances Act 1958
Poisons Regulations 1973
Refuse Management Regulations 1977
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
On 26 Sep 1963 the Health and Home Affairs Department was abolished and the Health Department was created. The Environmental Sanitation Section remained as part of the Public Health Supervision Division within the Health and Medical Services Branch of the Health Department.

FUNCTIONS:
Under the Health Act, local authorities assumed primary responsibility for public health in their respective areas including the employment of health inspectors and the provision of sanitation services. The Environmental Sanitation Section maitained a supervisory and advisory role as well as overall responsibility for sanitation including:
- sewerage and drainage matters
- nightsoil and refuse collection, removal and disposal
- inspection of sanitary and garbage depots, hotels and other premises
- water supply quality
- plague prevention and mosquito eradication
- camping sites, seaside resorts and swimming pools
- toys
- paint (lead)
- radioactive sand
- inspections and complete environmental surveys of aboriginal communities.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING
Minister for Heath, 29 Jun 1963 - 1 Nov 1982
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID187, Health Department, Health and Medical Services Branch, Public Health Supervision Division, Environmental Sanitation Section
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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