Medical record retention and destruction; disposal of protected health information. 3364-90-16

Policy Class: Compliance
Policy Action: Major revision of existing policy
Purpose of Policy: The Health Information Management (HIM) Department is responsible for maintaining a medical record for each inpatient and outpatient.  These records will be properly maintained and accessible.  After the retention requirements have been met, destruction of the legal medical record will be carried out by a method that ensures no possibility to reconstruct the contents of the record.
This policy supersedes: 3364-100-50-40 Retention & Destruction of Medical Records, 3364-15-04 Disposal of Protected Health Information (PHI), Keywords: medical record, record retention, destruction, disposal, PHI, HIM, Horizon Patient, media, shredding, media
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Abstract/Description: Policy Class: Compliance

Policy Action: Major revision of existing policy

Purpose of Policy: The Health Information Management (HIM) Department is responsible for maintaining a medical record for each inpatient and outpatient. These records will be properly maintained and accessible. After the retention requirements have been met, destruction of the legal medical record will be carried out by a method that ensures no possibility to reconstruct the contents of the record.

This policy supersedes: 3364-100-50-40 Retention & Destruction of Medical Records, 3364-15-04 Disposal of Protected Health Information (PHI)
Subject(s): HIPAA Policies
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