Administrative record keeping guidelines for health professionals

We have developed administrative record keeping guidelines to make it easier for you to maintain good record keeping standards within your practice.

What you need to know

The guidelines may be helpful for anyone responsible for record keeping, including practice managers and their staff, general practitioners, specialists, nurses, allied health professionals and receptionists.

The administrative record keeping guidelines include:

  • a checklist to assess the administrative record keeping standards within your practice
  • top 10 tips for administrative record keeping
  • case studies and information about how to report suspected fraud
  • information about electronic record keeping, knowing your responsibilities, how to support and train your staff and additional support services

The information provided in the Administrative Record Keeping Guidelines booklet is generic and should be used as a guide only. The information is not prescriptive and allows for individual tailoring to suit your practice requirements.

Page last updated: 5 February 2016

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