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U.A.C. R432-100

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General Hospital Standards

Utah’s “General Hospital Standards” Rule establishes standards for the construction and operation of licensed hospitals in Utah. These standards address a variety of issues ranging from the composition of a hospital’s governing body to the performance of laundry and maintenance services. The Rule requires hospitals to establish a medical records department that will oversee the storage and access of medical records. Hospitals must maintain adult medical records for a minimum of seven years and child medical records until at least four years after the child turns eighteen.  Medical records must contain, among other items, patient identifying information, medical history, and diagnoses. Hospitals must comply with the 42 C.F.R. Part 2 confidentiality requirements when dealing with a patient that requests or receives admission to a substance abuse program.


Current as of June 2015