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Record Group Number: 000146
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Creator: Florida. Division of Mental Health.
Title, Dates: Division of Mental Health record group.
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Biographical/Historical Note:     The Division of Mental Health was created in 1957 (Ch. 57-317, Laws), as part of the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions, to administer the state's mental hospitals.  Potential patients had to first be cleared through the Division.  The Division had an advisory council consisting of eleven members appointed by the Governor (created for the State Board of Health in 1955 (Ch. 29880, Laws); transferred to the Division in 1965 (Ch. 65-13, Laws)).  The Division became part of the Dept. of Health and Rehabilitative Services in 1969 (Ch. 69-106, Laws).
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