New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

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State of New Jersey
Department of Health
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Agency overview
Formed 1947
Preceding Agency New Jersey State Board of Health
Jurisdiction New Jersey
Headquarters Market and Warren Streets, Trenton, NJ 08611
Agency executive Mary E. O'Dowd[1], Commissioner

The New Jersey Department of Health is a governmental agency of the U.S. state of New Jersey.

New Jersey's State Board of Health was established in 1877. Its administrative functions were vested in the Department of Health, which was created in 1947. In 1996, the latter was renamed the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).[2] In 2012, senior services programs moved back into the Department of Human Services, and DHSS again became the Department of Health.[3]


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  2. ^ "NJDARM: New Jersey State Archives Holdings: Department of Health and related agencies - Administrative Records". New Jersey Department of State Division of Archives & Records Management. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  3. ^ "Governor Christie Takes Action on Reorganization". Press Release dated 29 June 2012. NJ Office of the Governor. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 

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