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Delaware state law for x-ray film and other medical records retention period.
State laws and regulations require health care providers to keep medical records for a specific period of time.
Doctors, hospitals and physicians in Delaware must keep x ray film and medical record at least 7 years
after the last entry date on the medical record. Hospitals must keep x-ray films
and medical records at least 5 years.
Please note that the federal law requires a retention period of 5-7 years for adults and up to 19 years old for minors.
Disclaimer: The information for retaining periods of x-ray films in DE, brought as courtesy for our silver recovery customers. the information was collected from department of health website and other online resources, however, B.W. recycning, 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 Delaware x-ray film disposal page, we serve all cities and counties in Delaware including Wilmington, Dover and Newark in New Castle and Kent counties.
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