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What is the process of sorting through old or inactive medical records?
Archiving: The act of determining and removing patient records from the records storage room that have been dormant/inactive for two or more years (24 months from the date of the last entry in the record) to the archives.
Why is record keeping important in veterinary?
As veterinary surgeons and nurses, we have a professional duty, imposed by the RCVS, to keep \u201cclear and accurate detailed clinical and client records\u201d. Not only are good records essential for joined-up patient care, they can also prove pivotal in dispute resolution when things go wrong.
Does HIPAA apply to animals in California?
HIPAA does not protect animals' health information \u2013 it applies to the protected health information (or PHI) of an \u201cindividual\u201d, defined as \u201cthe person who is the subject of\u201d the PHI.
What is a record release form?
What is a Medical Records Release Form? A Medical Records Release Form is used to request that a health care provider (physician, dentist, hospital, chiropractor, psychiatrist, etc.) release a patient's medical records, either to the patient, a third party (such as an employer or insurance company), or both.
How many years are California animal hospitals required to retain patient records for after their last medical visit?
California Code of Regulations section 2032.3 requires that the patient medical records be maintained for three (3) years after the date of the last visit.
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