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.
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.
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: Wettenhall, RL, A Guide to Tasmanian Government Administration, Platypus Publications, Hobart, 1968, 206 pp.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 11 January 2013, Last modified: 18 March 2014