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State law for retaining and disposal of medical records including x-ray films.

As physicians have many responsibilities with respect to maintaining medical records, A number of aspects affect the amount of time a physician should maintain medical records, such as state and federal laws, medical board and association policies, and the type of the medical record (an adult or a pediatric record)

State and Federal Laws

For the most part, state and federal laws regarding mandatory record retention time frames apply to hospitals or similar facilities rather than to a physician’s clinic. The Medicare Conditions of Participation (COP) require hospitals to retain records for five years (six years for critical access hospitals.

We have put together the list of states including the state's law for each state, please note that the information provided is information we found on government websites, we will also include the source link, please note that we B.W. Recycling, Inc is not responsible for that information.

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