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Department of Health and Human Services

 Record Group
Identifier: US-MeSA-10


  • Creation: 1939 -


Biographical / Historical

The State Board of Health was formed in 1885. The name was changed to the Department of Health in 1917, and by 1931 the new Department of Health and Welfare was organized.

Effective July 1, 2004, the Governor and the Legislature created the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) by combining and reorganizing the former Department of Human Services (DHS) and the former Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services (BDS). The organizational framework for the new department was established the following year by Public Law 2005, Ch. 412.


1907.25 Linear Feet (2658 containers)

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Metadata Rights Declarations

Custodial History

The Maine State Archives holds the Maine State Government’s records of historical value. Records are transferred by state agencies to the Archives based on schedules set up by the records management system. These schedules describe the type of records created by the agencies and for how long they should be kept. (MRS Title 5, chapter 6, section 95-C)

Linked below are the general schedules which apply to all departments. Department-specific schedules, if any, are also included. Only current (most recent or active schedules) are included in these lists. Material may have come in under prior versions of the schedule with different descriptions or time periods. 

Department of Health and Human Services - Agency Specific Schedules (pdf)

Department of Behavioral and Development Services (older schedules) - Agency Specific Schedules (pdf)

General Schedules

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Repository Details

Part of the Maine State Archives Repository

84 State House Station
Augusta Maine 04333