§ 2600.253. Record retention and disposal.

 (a)  The resident’s entire record shall be maintained for a minimum of 3 years following the resident’s discharge from the home or until any audit or litigation is resolved.

 (b)  Records shall be destroyed in a manner that protects confidentiality.

 (c)  The home shall keep a log of resident records destroyed on or after October 24, 2005. This log must include the resident’s name, record number, birth date, admission date and discharge date.

 (d)  Records required under this chapter that are not part of the resident records shall be kept for a minimum of 3 years or until any audit or litigation is resolved.



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