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

Under Florida law, health care providers must keep medical records
for a minimum period of time.

Doctors in Florida must keep x ray film and medical records for at least 5 years after their last contact with the patient. Public hospitals in Florida must keep their medical records and x ray films at least 7 years after the patient has been discharged.


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 FL, 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 Florida x-ray film disposal page.

List of of the main cities we serve in Florida: Tampa, Orlando, Gainesville, Melbourne, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Miami, St. Petersburg, Hialeah, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs, Cape Coral, Sunrise, Plantation, West Palm Beach, Clearwater, Port St. Lucie.

X-Ray film retention in all other states.

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