Function VF 248
Health, public (infant and maternal)
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  • Use this Function for
    Family health services including - services provided by Visiting Child Health Nurses Early Childhood Development Co-Ordinators Infant Welfare Service family planning services universal early childhood programs (from 1989) Parenting services

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    Welfare services (pre-school children)

 
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Background On 1 October 1985,the Department of Community Services became responsible for family health services being services provided by Visiting Child Health Nurses, Early Childhood Development Co-ordinators and the Infant Welfare Service and family planning services; The Department of Community Services also became responsible for the administration of a number of benevolent societies and institutions listed in Schedule Two of Administrative Arrangements Order No.37 1985. The institutions and organisations listed provide services to children, families, the aged and people with physical and sensory disabilities. Family Health and Support Services including: family planning infant welfare visiting child health nurses and early childhood development program co-ordinators community-based family support services The same and similar services have continued to be provided by the Children and Family Services Division of the Department of Health and Community Services and the Youth and Family services division of the Department of Human Services (later known as the Community Care Division).
 
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    School medical and dental services VF 131
    Welfare services (pre-school children) VF 251
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- 1985 Department of Health II (commonly known as the Health Department Victoria) VA 2695
1985 - cont Department of Community Services (also known as Community Services Victoria) VA 2633
1992 - 1996 Department of Health and Community Services VA 3092
1995 - cont Infertility Treatment Authority VA 4057
1996 - 2007 Department of Human Services VA 3970
2007 - 2014 Department of Education and Early Childhood Development VA 4840
2015 - cont Department of Education and Training II VA 5035
 
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- 1985 Health VRG 39
1985 - 1996 Community Services VRG 80
1996 - 1999 Youth and Community Services VRG 127