The Division of Mental Health, a part of the Health Services Department, formerly the Public Health Department, replaced the Division of Mental Hygiene in 1956. It was responsible for the Mental Deficiency Board as well as Lachlan Park and Millbrook Rise Psychopathic Hospitals. In 1963, the Division of Psychiatric Services replaced it.
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
Sources used to compile this entry: Director-General of Health Services: report for year 1967-8, Department of Health Services, Hobart, 1967-8; Wettenhall, RL, A Guide to Tasmanian Government Administration, Platypus Publications, Hobart, 1968, 206 pp.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 5 March 2013, Last modified: 18 March 2014