X-Ray film recycling X-Ray film retention
in all other states
New York state law for x-ray film and other medical records retention period.
Doctors and health care providers in New York must keep x ray film and medical records for at least six 6 years. records about minor patients must be kept at least 6 years or until one year after the minor patient reaches 18, whichever is longer.
Disclaimer: The information for retaining periods of x-ray films in NY, brought as courtesy for our silver recovery customers. the information was collected from department of health website and other online resources, 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 New York x-ray film disposal page.
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