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Will my medical records be always safe with the doctor?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

That is his/her sacred duty.

In brief: Yes

That is his/her sacred duty.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Define safe ??

In my state, as a pediatrician,I am required to keep records until the kid turns 21 and I haven't seen them in at least 7 years.
After retiring a doc must keep the medical board informed of the address where these can be found if someone needs them. When they go past dates,we are required to use a method of destruction that prevents any private info from getting out.

In brief: Define safe ??

In my state, as a pediatrician,I am required to keep records until the kid turns 21 and I haven't seen them in at least 7 years.
After retiring a doc must keep the medical board informed of the address where these can be found if someone needs them. When they go past dates,we are required to use a method of destruction that prevents any private info from getting out.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Generally yes

All medical facilities, including doctor's offices, have a responsibility to keep all health records secure and private.
Guidelines for this are spelled out by the federal government under the hipaa rules. Feel free to ask how your doctor how the comply with these rules.

In brief: Generally yes

All medical facilities, including doctor's offices, have a responsibility to keep all health records secure and private.
Guidelines for this are spelled out by the federal government under the hipaa rules. Feel free to ask how your doctor how the comply with these rules.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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