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Patient Medical Records

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by acaban, May 29, 2001.

  1. acaban

    acaban Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Sorry for the cross posting... :confused:

    Does anyone know how long you need to retain a patient record in your office once a patient has left your office and is not returning. Is it 5 or 6 years? Also, does anyone know how many years it is in teh state of florida? I have gone crazy looking through the state statutes but I have a head ache and cant figure it out. I would appreciate the help! Thank you. AJC :D
     
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  3. MD-bound

    MD-bound Member 10+ Year Member

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    Yeah I used to work in a Radiology Dept. and we were required to keep records for up to 7 years. After that they were purged and destroyed. At least that is what we were doing in California--the laws may in fact be different in Florida.
     
  4. acaban

    acaban Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hi MD-bound: Thank you for the info. AJC :D
     

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