Filing / Storage

  1. All information collected at different levels of care shall be integrated into a common file and an electronic archiving system shall be developed for the storage of electronic data.
  2. Health care providers shifting to electronic records shall ensure that their paper records are stored properly. Paper records shall be digitized for the purpose of preservation and not destruction.
  3. All records both electronic and/or paper shall be stored for 15 years. For medico-legal cases, records shall be stored for a lifetime.
  4. Providers of electronic medical records shall have a filing and storage protocol.

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