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North Carolina state law for x-ray film and other medical records retention period.

In North Carolina, hospitals must keep x-ray film and medical records of adult patients for 5 years after the patient’s discharge, minor patients until the minor’s turn to age of 21years.

http://www.ncdhhs.gov/control/recordback07.pdf

Please note that the federal law requires a retention period of 5-7 years for adults and up to 19 years old for minors, there law includes different requirements for hospitals and health care providers, there might be a different law for x-ray films and other medical records.

Disclaimer: The information for retaining periods of x-ray films in NC, 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.

We pick-up x-rays for recycling in Charlotte and all other cities in North Carolina, If you have x-ray film you would like to recycle, please visit our North Carolina x-ray film disposal page.

X-Ray film retention in all other states.

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