The date on which a procedure is begun.
How to record
Always record the day, month and year in the same order. Always use the same character to separate each component. Always give all four digits for the year.
Use in association with Information group headings to record the date a procedure began, eg [Loan out] begin date. Record once only for each occurrence of a procedure. Note that this unit applies to procedures which begin and end in less than a day as well as those which take a longer period of time.