Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA194
Title: INSANE BOARD (BOARD OF MEDICAL OFFICERS FOR CONSIDERING MENTAL HEALTH)
Start Date: 01 Jan 1841
End Date:
Description:

The Board met (usually under instruction from the Lietenant Governor) to enquire into the mental health of an individual and to recommend whether they should be placed in an asylum.

Information Sources:

Legislation Administered:

Legislation Creating:

I have been unable to find any legislation or Govt notice setting up these boards.The earliest references found were in CSO22/46p.40 & CSO22/48p.9-17

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Functions Performed:
11 HEALTH CARE [1]
Series Created By Agency:
CB11  PROCEEDINGS OF A BOARD OF MEDICAL OFFICERS INVESTIGATING MENTAL AND BODILY HEALTH. 13 Jul 1850 15 Dec 1858