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NDAC 33-07-01.1-20

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Medical Records Services

Licensed North Dakota Acute Care Hospitals, Primary Care Hospitals, and Specialized Hospitals must:

  • Assign responsibility for medical record maintenance to a medical records service and maintain sufficient personnel to provide necessary medical record services.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of medical records. Hospitals must limit access to patient medical records to authorized personnel and must obtain a patient’s written consent prior to releasing medical information.
  • Wait to destroy medical records until the later date of a child patient reaching the age of 21 or 10 years following a patient’s last treatment. Records that are the subject of litigation may not be destroyed.
  • Comply with requirements regarding the content of medical records.
  • Require individuals to authenticate their written medical record entries.


Current as of June 2015