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Have your say

From 14 November 2019 to 16 December 2019 we are inviting your feedback on a proposed functional disposal authority approach to the disposal of classes of information and records documenting certain core health sector functions.

Full details of the proposals and definitions of key terms - for example, functional disposal authority - are in the consultation documents.

What’s proposed?

  • A more holistic functional approach to disposal authority development

  • Draft disposal recommendations for classes of health sector information and records

  • The opportunity to indicate interest in obtaining legal disposal coverage

Consultation documents

External Stakeholder Consultation (PDF, 267 KB)

FDA1 – Personal Health Information (PDF, 353 KB)

FDA2 – Health Administration (PDF, 483 KB)

FDA3 – Population Health and Wellbeing (PDF, 417 KB)

If you need more information, email

How to comment

We would appreciate receiving your comments on the consultation documents by close of business, on 16 December 2019. Please email your comments to

We encourage you to use the feedback form. This will also help us analyse comments.

FDA consultation feedback form (PDF, 367 KB)

Next steps

At the end of the consultation period, we will assess and analyse all comments. The result of this analysis may be used to refine the draft functional disposal authorities. Where there are significant changes suggested we may contact you to discuss your feedback.

Once we complete our analysis, the draft authorities will be made available on our website for a period of 30 days public notification of the intention to dispose, as required under section 20(2) of the Public Records Act 2005, before approval by the Chief Archivist.

Feedback is public information

Please note that any feedback you may submit becomes a public record. Members of the public can ask for copies of public information and records under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA), which stipulates that information must be made available unless there is good reason for withholding it (OIA sections 8 and 9).

Please tell us if you think there are grounds to withhold specific information in your feedback, for example, if it contains information that is commercially sensitive or personal. However, be aware that any decision made to withhold information may be reviewed by the Ombudsman and overturned by the Ombudsman.


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