Under the terms of Part 2 of the State Records Act 1998, public health organisations which are part of the NSW public health system are required to meet standards for records management that are issued by State Records. This page contains guidance that will assist public health organisations to make and keep records appropriately and comply with their obligations under the Act.
Review of the General retention and disposal authority: Public health Services - Patient/Client records
The State Archives and Records Authority of NSW (SARA) is undertaking a review of the General retention and disposal authority: Public Health Services – Patient/Client records (GDA17).
The purpose of the General Retention and Disposal Authority - Public Health Services: Patient/Client records is to identify which patient/client records are required to be kept permanently as State archives and to establish minimum retention periods for which all other categories of patient/client records must be retained before destruction of the records is permitted under the provisions of the State Records Act.