Author: Government recordkeeping

About the new RDA

PROV has released a new Retention and Disposal Authority (RDA) to authorise the disposal of records of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for Health Practitioners (“the Scheme”) which are subject to the Public Records Act 1973.  

The new RDA, PROS 18/01 Retention and Disposal Authority for Records of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for Health Practitioners, provides disposal coverage across all Australian States and Territories for records of the unique functions of the Scheme.  These functions include:

  • Registration and Accreditation Standards, Codes, Guidelines and Procedures 
  • Health Practitioner Registration and Regulation
  • Accreditation.

Agencies covered by the RDA are:

  • The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
  • All National Bodies and Boards included in the Scheme
  • Any national, state or territory committee or board to which a National Board has delegated some of its decision making power.


Development of the RDA

The RDA was developed by the Council of Australasian Archives and Records Authorities (CAARA) National Bodies Working Group in consultation with internal and external stakeholders, including the practitioner-specific boards which are members of AHPRA, as well as a large number of other agencies which have an interest in or responsibility to the health sector including national and state associations, commissions, and guilds. 

PROV thanks members of the Working Group for their contribution.


Scope of the RDA

Coverage for common administrative functions was not required in this RDA, as it is designed to be used alongside the following RDA: