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Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA751
Title: PUBLIC HEALTH DIVISION
Start Date: 07 Dec 1945
End Date: 03 Feb 1993
Description:

Responsible for the preventive medical services of the State, including immunisation programs, Child Health Service, School Medical Service, Mothercraft Home and Nutrition Advisory Service. A 1944 survey by the Commonwealth Nutrition Committee ranked Hobart, Launceston and Tasmania country at the bottom of a national table. A 1945 state survey confirmed these findings and a Nutrition Officer was appointed in the Public Health Department in February 1946. This evolved into the Nutrition Advisory service in the Public Health Division.

Information Sources:

Legislation Administered:

Public Health Act 1935 (as amended)

Legislation Creating:

Public Health (Administration) Act 1945.

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Functions Performed:
11 HEALTH CARE [1]
Controlling Agencies:
TA19 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 06 Jan 1904 01 Aug 1956
TA23 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES 01 Aug 1956 17 Jul 1989
TA770 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 17 Jul 1989 03 Feb 1993
Previous Agencies:
TA19 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 06 Jan 1904 01 Aug 1956
Subsequent Agencies:
TA1621 POPULATION HEALTH DIVISION 03 Feb 1993 18 Sep 1998
Series Created By Agency:
HSD8  REGISTER OF CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE SCHOOL DENTAL SERVICE. 01 Jan 1939 31 Dec 1954
HSD10  REGISTER OF CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE. 01 Jan 1939 31 Dec 1954
HSD4  REGISTERS OF CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO GOVERNMENT MEDICAL SERVICES SCHEME. 01 Jan 1940 31 Dec 1954
HSD181  PERSONAL FILES OF EMPLOYEES. 07 Dec 1945 31 Dec 1975
HSD313  SAMPLES OF PRINTED REPORT CARDS, CIRCULARS AND PAMPHLETS USED BY THE SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICES. 07 Dec 1945 31 Dec 1990
HSD5  GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE - PUBLIC HEALTH. 01 Jan 1946 31 Dec 2000
HSD13  CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO NUTRITION. 01 Jan 1947 31 Dec 1948
HSD306  SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE - THYROID SURVEY 01 Jan 1949 31 Dec 1964
HSD7  CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO THE SCHOOL DENTAL SERVICE. 01 Jan 1950 31 Dec 1965
AD712  PLANS OF PLACES OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLY, INCLUDING LICENSED PREMISES, IN NORTH AND NORTH-EASTERN TASMANIA. 01 Jan 1950 31 Dec 1990
AD772  PLANS OF PLACES OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLY. 01 Jan 1954 31 Dec 1976
AE311  SCHOOL MEDICAL HEALTH CARDS - DECEASED PATIENTS 01 Jan 1955 31 Dec 1987
HSD194  SCHOOL MEDICAL HEALTH CARDS. 01 Jan 1955 31 Dec 1987
AD706  FILES RELATING TO PLACES OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLY, INCLUDING LICENSED PREMISES, IN NORTH AND NORTH-EASTERN TASMANIA. 01 Jan 1956 31 Dec 1995
HSD43  DISTRICT MEDICAL OFFICERS' MONTHLY DIARY AND MILEAGE RETURNS - GLAMORGAN. 01 Aug 1957 31 Aug 1957
AD709  REGISTERS OF SEPTIC TANK APPLICATIONS ARRANGED BY MUNICIPALITY. 01 Jan 1960 31 Dec 1994
AD710  INDEX TO APPLICATIONS FOR SEPTIC TANKS. 01 Jan 1960 31 Dec 1994
AE297  ASSESSMENT CENTRE CASE FILES (NORTH WEST) 01 Jan 1967 01 Jan 1996
HSD307  SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE - KIDNEY SURVEY 01 Jan 1972 31 Dec 1975
AD708  PERSONAL FILES OF DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH, NORTHERN SECTION. 01 Jan 1972 31 Dec 1992
AD711  REGISTER OF VACCINES RECEIVED AND ISSUED. 01 Jan 1973 31 Dec 1991
HSD305  SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE - SCHOOL MEDICAL DEFECT LIST 01 Jan 1975 31 Dec 1978
HSD308  SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE - WATER SUPPLIES AND DENTAL SERVICES QUESTIONAIRRE 01 Jan 1975 31 Dec 1975
AE288  ASSESSMENT CENTRE CASE FILES (LAUNCESTON) 01 Feb 1976 12 Dec 1990
AD348  SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICE STUDENT INDEX CARDS 01 Jan 1979 31 Dec 1984
AE546  REGISTER OF REFERRALS 01 Jan 1982 31 Dec 1992
AD707  REGISTER OF FILE NUMBERS. 01 Jan 1983 31 Dec 1993