X-Ray film recycling X-Ray film retention
in all other states
Washington DC state law for x-ray film and other medical records retention period.
District of Columbia law requires health care providers to keep medical record for a specific period of time.
Hospitals must keep medical record for at least 10 years following date of discharge. Doctors must keep medical record for 6 years after they received last treatment. in case the patient was a minor, the doctor must keep their medical record at least until the patient reaches to age of 21 years.
Disclaimer: The information for retaining periods of x-ray films in DC, brought as courtesy for our valued x-ray silver recovery DC customers. the information was collected from Washington DC department of health website and other online and offline resources, however, B.W. recycling, Inc is not responsible for the accuracy of the information on this page.
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 Washington DC x-ray recycling page.
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