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MISS. CODE ANN. § 41-9-69 - Preservation of records under the public health law

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Hospitals must retain medical records must be retained for 7 years for patients discharged at death, 10 years for adult patients discharged otherwise, for 7 years after a minor patient reaches 18 or for 7 years after the period that a patient is under a known disability, but not to exceed 28 years. X-ray films and any other graphic data must be retained for 4 years. A patient must be notified before the destruction of their x-rays. The patient or representative has 60 days to request that the graphic data be retained.

Current as of January 2016