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M.S.A. §145.32

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Old Records may be Destroyed

Hospital records may be destroyed by the hospital superintendent or chief administrative officer with the consent and approval of the governing body of the hospital.  Individual medical records may be retained pursuant to M. (authorizes the transfer of individual patient medical paper records or daily hospital records into electronic form), but other portions of the medical record can be destroyed after 7 years without transfer to electronic means.  Medical records of minors should be retained for 7 years after the age of majority. 

Related Laws:  M.S.A. §145.30

Current as of June 2015