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TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE § 241.103 - Preservation of records under the health law

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A hospital must retain medical records for 10 years or, in the case of a minor patient, records must be retained until the patient turns 20 years old, whichever is longer.
A hospital may not destroy records that are related to litigation until the matter is finally resolved.
A hospital must notify a patient or a patient’s representative in writing that the hospital may destroy the record after the time specified above. The noticed should be given at the time of treatment, except in the case of emergency treatment; in that case, notice will be provided as soon as reasonably practicable.

Current as of January 2016