Authorisation date


The date on which an authoriser gives final approval for a procedure to take place.

How to record

Always record the day, month and year in the same order. Always use the same character to separate each component. Be as specific as possible and indicate if the date is not known. Always give all four digits for the year.


03/10/1996; 2017-12-17


Use in association with Information group headings to record the date authorisation was given for a procedure, eg [Loan out] Authorisation date. Use Authorisation date for each occurrence of Authoriser.

Information group

Common procedural units

Date created: 2017

Author: Collections Trust

Publisher: Collections Trust