X-Ray film recycling X-Ray film retention
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Colorado state law for x-ray film and other medical records retention period.
State law requires health care providers to keep medical record
Hospitals must keep x-ray film and medical records for 10 years after last treatment. for minor patients the hospital must keep medical records until the minors is 18 years old. doctors should keep record at least 7 years after the last visit whichever occurs later.
Disclaimer: The information for retaining periods of x-ray films in CO, 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 note that we our Colorado x-ray film disposal page.
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