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Agency ID638
TitleHealth Department, Health and Medical Services Branch, Tuberculosis Division
Agency TypeBusiness unit or division
Start Date 24/9/1949
End Date 1/1/1984
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for health services to control tuberculosis

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Series IDTitleFromTo
9199Subject Files 1/1/1947 31/12/1980
17689Photograph of Original Chest Clinic 1/1/1951 31/12/1951
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
388Health and Home Affairs Department, Health and Medical Services Branch 24/9/1949 26/9/1963
105Department of Health 26/9/1963 1/1/1984
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette, vol. CLXXIII, no.101, 24 Sep 1949, p. 1155
Queensland Government Gazette, vol. CCXIV, no.13, 26 Sep 1963, p. 273
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1983 - 1984, vol. III, no. 71, pp. 1, 35
Queensland Parliamentary Papers 1984 - 19854, vol. III, no. 71, p. 10
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Establishing Health Acts 1937 - 1948
Abolishing N/A
Administered Commonwealth Tuberculosis Act 1948
Tuberculosis Further Agreement Act 1958
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The Division Tuberculosis (TB) was created in response to the "Commonwealth Tuberculosis Act 1948" which aimed to prevent and control the spread of TB in Australia. The division was staffed and managed by the State Government and funded by the Commonwealth Government.

Diagnosis of tuberculosis
Control and Prevention of tuberculosis
Treatment of tuberculosis
Rehabilitation of tuberculosis patients

Centralised administration with head office in Brisbane. Chest clinics for diagnosis, mass radiography and after care of patients were established in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Townsville, Cairns and Rockhampton. Country clinics were conducted by visiting medical officers in local hospitals.

Schemes and programs administered by the Division of TB include:
The Commonwealth TB Allowance Scheme (13 Jul 1950 - )
Home visiting scheme for the family of contacts
A statewide 'case register'
School tuberculin testing
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander survey
Casefinding scheme in hospitals
Radiological survey of the whole population
Rehabilitation scheme in association with the Rehabilitation Section of the Social Services Department and Commonwealth Employment Service.

The Tuberculosis Division was replaced by the Division of Specialized Services which began operation on 1 Jan 1984.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID638, Health Department, Health and Medical Services Branch, Tuberculosis Division
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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