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Agency ID388
TitleHealth and Home Affairs Department, Health and Medical Services Branch
Agency TypeBusiness unit or division
Start Date 5/12/1935
End Date 26/9/1963
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for state health services

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126Health and Home Affairs Department 5/12/1935 26/9/1963
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Information Sources

The Health Acts Amendment Act of 1934
Queensland government Gazette, Vol. CXLIII, No.160, 8 Dec 1934, pp. 1598 - 1599
Queensland Government Gazette, Vol CXLV, No. 144, 5 Dec 1935, p. 1683
Queensland Government Gazette, Vol CCXIV, No. 13, 26 Sep 1963, p. 277
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Health Acts, Amendment Act, 1934
Health Act 1937
Radioactive Substances Act, 1958
Medical Acts, 1939 - 1959
Tuberculosis Further Agreement Act, 1958
Tuberculosis Act, 1948
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The Health and Medical Services Branch was established to provide administrative control of the medical and allied services staff, facilities, treatment and research.

Public Health
Hospital Administration
Health and Medical Research
Research and Laboratories
Social Work
Psychiatric Services
School Health
Flying Surgeon
Communicable Diseases

The Head Office (Chief Office) was located in Brisbane. There were six District Offices in Toowoomba, Warwick, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.

The Health and Medical Services Branch was comprised of the following divisions and sections:
- Division of Public Health
Section of Private Hospitals
Section of Epidemiology
Section of Air Pollution
Hansens Disease
Section of Food & Drugs
Section of Environmental Sanitation
Section of Hookworm Control
- Division of Tuberculosis (24 Sep 1949 - 26 Sep 1963)
- Division of Industrial Medicine
- Division of Maternal and Child Welfare
- Division of School Health Services
- Division of Psychiatric Services
- Division of Welfare and Guidance
- Division of Laboratory Services
Laboratory of Microbiology and Pathology
Government Chemical Laboratory
- Division of Geriatrics
- Division of Nursing
- Division of Social Work
- Division of Surgeon Services
- National Mosquito Control Committee
- State Nutritional Advisory Board

Secretary for Health and Home Affairs, 5 Dec 1935 - 12 Aug 1957
Minister for Health and Home Affairs, 12 Aug 1957 - 26 Sep 1963

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID388, Health and Home Affairs Department, Health and Medical Services Branch
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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