The Mental Health Act of 1962 repealed and replaced the Mental Hygiene Act 1938. The new legislation focused on provision of psychiatric care alongside other health services. In 1974 this act was itself replaced by the Mental Health Act 1974.
Sources used to compile this entry: Queensland Health, The road to recovery - a history of mental health services in Queensland 1859-2009, Queensland Government, 2013, https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0028/444583/qld-mh-history.pdf.
Prepared by: Elizabeth Daniels
Created: 23 December 2014, Last modified: 30 March 2015