Saskatchewan. Division of Mental Services

Identity area

Type of entity

Secondary Agency

Authorized form of name

Saskatchewan. Division of Mental Services

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Division of Mental Services

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1947-1950

History

In 1947, the Office of the Commissioner of Mental Services was reorganized into the Division of Mental Services in the Department of Public Health. The Division's mandate was administering psychiatric hospitals, training schools, short term treatment units in general hospitals and community psychiatric services, including mental health clinics. The Division was headed by a commissioner in Regina.

In 1947, the division was responsible for two psychiatric hospitals (North Battleford and Weyburn), the Saskatchewan Training School (Weyburn), one psychiatric ward (Regina General Hospital), and mental health clinics in Regina, Weyburn, Moose Jaw and North Battleford.

In September 1947, the division began administering the newly-established 500 hour, three year psychiatric nursing training program. In 1949, the division employed five teacher-psychologists to provide mental health consultative services to schools across the province. The teacher-psychologists assisted teachers individually and in groups in dealing with individual children and special situations.

On April 1, 1950 the Division of Mental Services was reorganized into the Psychiatric Services Branch.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

The primary function of the Division of Mental Services was administering mental health clinics, facilities for the mentally challenged, short term psychiatric treatment centres and psychiatric hospitals in Saskatchewan.

Mandates/sources of authority

The Department of Public Health Act (S.S. 1923, c.9)

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Office of the Commissioner of Mental Services (1930-1947)

Identifier of related entity

GA 66

Category of relationship

temporal

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Saskatchewan. Division of Mental Services is the successor of Saskatchewan. Office of the Commissioner of Mental Services

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Public Health. Psychiatric Services Branch (1950-1974)

Identifier of related entity

GA 65

Category of relationship

temporal

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Public Health. Psychiatric Services Branch is the successor of Saskatchewan. Division of Mental Services

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Public Health (1923-1974)

Identifier of related entity

GA 53

Category of relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Public Health

controls

Saskatchewan. Division of Mental Services

Dates of relationship

1947-1950

Description of relationship

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

GA 67

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Rules for Archival Description (RAD)

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Authority record created on 2008-10-28. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.

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Script(s)

Sources

Department of Public Health Annual Reports
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