Medical Records Retention

The 2009 Legislature set the following guidelines for record retention:

  1. Health care records for patients under age 23 may not be destroyed.
  2. Health care records of all other patients must be kept for a period of [5] years.
  3. There is currently no federal law mandating a period of time for record retention. If one is subsequently passed, and if the period is greater than the five years set by this law, the period will be extended to comply with federal law.