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How can I get child immunization medical records from a doctor who's retired?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on situation
Many state require a physician to keep records for at least 7yrs after the patients last visit & their 21st birthday, whichever is later.Then they are destroyed.
At retirement, many drs arrange for another dr to retain custody of their charts. You can call a local medical society & find out. Some states have a computerized verification system & you can access records thru a school.

In brief: Depends on situation
Many state require a physician to keep records for at least 7yrs after the patients last visit & their 21st birthday, whichever is later.Then they are destroyed.
At retirement, many drs arrange for another dr to retain custody of their charts. You can call a local medical society & find out. Some states have a computerized verification system & you can access records thru a school.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: Ask
Usually the retired doctor passes the records to another physician.
Also if your child is school aged, the school should have this record.

In brief: Ask
Usually the retired doctor passes the records to another physician.
Also if your child is school aged, the school should have this record.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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