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

Alabama law requires health care providers and hospitals to keep medical records such as x-ray film for a specific period of time.

Hospitals in Alabama must keep medical records for at least 5 years. Doctors are advised to keep your medical record for at least 10 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. https://www.adph.org/HEALTHCAREFACILITIES/assets/HospiceRules82613.pdf

Disclaimer: The information for retaining periods of x-ray films in AL, brought as courtesy for our customers wanting to recycle x-rays and recover the silver off the film. The information was collected from the Alabama 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 visit our Alabama x-ray film disposal page, we service the entire state of Alabama including all of the smaller cities and towns surrounding Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Hoover, Dothan, Auburn, Decatur, Madison, Florence, Phenix City, Prattville, Gadsden, Vestavia Hills, Alabaster, Opelika, Enterprise, Athens, Daphne, Bessemer, Northport, Homewood, Pelham, Fairhope, Trussville, Albertville, Prichard, Anniston, Oxford, Foley, Mountain Brook, Helena, Troy, Tillmans Corner, Selma, Center Point, Cullman, Millbrook, Talladega, Hueytown, Calera, Saraland, Muscle Shoals, Hartselle, Scottsboro, Alexander City, Ozark, Gardendale, Chelsea, Fort Payne, Pell City, Jasper, Moody, Irondale, Gulf Shores, Jacksonville, Leeds, Sylacauga, Eufaula, Saks, Fairfield and Pike Road.

X-Ray film retention in all other states.

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