X-Ray film recycling X-Ray film retention
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Alaska state law for x-ray film and other medical records retention period.
State law requires health care providers to keep x-ray film and other medical records for a specific period of time.
Hospitals must keep x-rays for seven years after you are discharged. In the case of a patient under 19 years of age, the record must be kept either until the patient is 21 or seven years after discharge, whichever is longer. Hospitals must keep X-rays for five years.
Disclaimer: The information for retaining periods of x-ray films in AK, brought as courtesy for our silver recovery customers. the information was collected from department of health website and other online sources, however, B.W. recycling, Inc is not responsible for the accuracy of the information on this page and might not be up to date.
HIPAA rule for disposing of x-ray films.
Please note that HIPAA left the responsibility for the x-ray film disposal process with the physicians / facilities, and also gave physicians / facilities the choice of doing an on-site or off-site destruction, however, HIPAA rule does state that the disposal of x ray films and other medical records must be done in a way that preserves the confidentiality of the information.
If you have x-ray film you would like to recycle, please visit our Alaska x-ray film disposal page.
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