New York, New York
400 Rella Blvd. , Suite 165
Montebello, NY 10901
(845) 877-7016

Know Your State's Requirements for Medical Record Retention September 6, 2016

New York, New York
Know Your State's Requirements for Medical Record Retention, New York, New York

As a medical professional, you are required by state law to retain patient records for a minimum period, and failure to do so can lead to sanctions or fines. SynergyIXS, the foremost medical record retrieval company, discusses some of the regulatory retention time limit requirements for New York and other states below. SynergyIXS offers safe, efficient record storage to keep your records secure from data breaches while maintaining quick and easy retrieval options.

Minimum Medical Record Retention Periods for Doctors

medical record retentionRecord storage and access requirements vary by state, by the age of the patient, and by type of medical facility. For instance, New York State requires doctors store records for adult patients for six years. For minor patients, on the other hand, doctors must retain records for six years and for a minimum of one year after the patient reaches majority. New York State requirements land in the middle range; New Mexico, for example, requires retention for only two years, while South Carolina requires 10 years for adults and 13 for minors.  

Minimum Medical Record Retention Periods for Hospitals

New York State requires hospitals keep availability open for medical record retrieval for six years after the discharge date for adults and minors, or until the patient turns 21—whichever is longer. By comparison, North Carolina requires hospitals maintain records retrieval for 11 years following discharge of adults, or until the minor patient's 30th birthday. Most states do not legislate record retention periods for deceased patients, but in New York, hospitals are required to retain the records of deceased patients for six years after the patient's death.

SynergyIXS, the medical record retrieval specialists, can access records and data from sources in all 50 states and in Washington, DC. Their service is smooth, efficient, and reliable, and their pricing is affordable. Visit their website to learn more, or call (800) 801-4091 to speak to a courteous professional about your record storage and access needs.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from SynergyIXS
SynergyIXS dilligence saves clients money, New York, New York
SynergyIXS is happy to report that due diligence has yet again paid off for our clients.  The quote for record provider charges for a recent request came in at nearly four more
Why You Should Use Records Retrieval Services for Your Legal Proceedings, New York, New York
Medical records retrieval is a vital element of many legal proceedings—these records can help in medical malpractice or a variety of personal injury cases. If you are working a case more
3 Obstacles Your Business Faces With DIY Medical Record Retrieval, New York, New York
Accessing medical records for insurance claims and court cases may be a regular part of your company’s day-to-day activities, but it’s not something that should be undertaken more
SynergyIXS Helps With Fast Medical Record Retrieval, New York, New York
Dealing with medical providers can be a time consuming and frustrating task for those in the insurance and legal industries. The records retrieval experts at SynergyIXS, can do more