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Tasmania - Organisation

The Mental Health Services Commission (1968 - 1989)

From
1968
To
1989
Categories
Government Agency

The Mental Health Services Commission replaced the Division of Psychiatric Services in 1968. It provided mental health services to children and adults. In 1989, the Commission amalgamated with the Department of Health.

Details

The Mental Health Services Commission Act established the Mental Health Services Commission.

The Commission assisted adults and children with a psychiatric illness, intellectual disability or problems with drug and alcohol abuse. Its services included long term hospital accommodation, day patient facilities and community centres.

In 1989, when the Commission amalgamated with the Department of Health, the Department of Community Services took over intellectual disability services.

Timeline

 1945 - 1956 Division of Mental Hygiene
       1956 - 1963 Division of Mental Health
             1963 - 1968 Division of Psychiatric Services
                   1968 - 1989 The Mental Health Services Commission
                         1989? - Mental Health Services

Related Organisations

Publications

Books

  • Wettenhall, RL, A Guide to Tasmanian Government Administration, Platypus Publications, Hobart, 1968, 206 pp. Details

Reports

  • The Mental Health Services Commission: report for the year 1969-70, The Mental Health Services Commission, Hobart, 1971. Details
  • The Mental Health Services Commission: report for the year 1970-71, The Mental Health Services Commission, Hobart, 1972. Details
  • The Mental Health Services Commission: report for the year 1971-72, The Mental Health Services Commission, Hobart, 1972. Details
  • The Mental Health Services Commission: report for the year 1973-74, The Mental Health Services Commission, Hobart, 1974. Details
  • The Mental Health Services Commission: report for the year 1974-75, The Mental Health Services Commission, Hobart, 1975. Details
  • The Mental Health Services Commission: report for the year 1974-75, The Mental Health Services Commission, Hobart, 1975. Details
  • The Mental Health Services Commission: report for the year 1979-80, The Mental Health Services Commission, Hobart, 1980. Details
  • The Mental Health Services Commission: report for the year 1983-4, The Mental Health Services Commission, Hobart, 1985. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Wettenhall, RL, A Guide to Tasmanian Government Administration, Platypus Publications, Hobart, 1968, 206 pp.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans