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Patient Record Retention for Hospitals - 10-144-112 Me. Code R. § XII.B

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All patient records must be kept for a period of 7 years.  If the patient is a minor, the records must be retained for at least 6 years after the minor reaches the age of majority.  Records must be securely stored to protect against unauthorized access or use. However, before a general or specialized hospital destroys any patient x-rays or other images of a patient, the hospital must give prior notice to the patient, either directly or through a newspaper with broad circulation.

Current as of June 2015