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Destruction of Records-Cal. Civ. Code § 56.101

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All health care providers, health service plans, pharmaceutical companies, contractors or other entities must preserve, store, maintain or destroy patient medical records in a way that preserves the confidentiality of the information.  If any of these entities negligently preserve, store, maintain or destroy medical records, they may be subject to a lawsuit or a fine of $1,000 or actual damages suffered by the patient. 


Current as of June 2015