Communicable Disease Records
Records that document the public health requirement of reporting the discovery of communicable disease. File may include laboratory test results, name and address of student, date, and person making referral. Information is transferred to the county health department, but the log is maintained by the laboratory.
Retain for current year plus three years then dispose of.
Confidential destruction is required. Paper must be shredded, pulped, or incinerated; electronic records must be overwritten or the storage media physically destroyed. Deletion of information in computer files or on electronic storage media is not sufficient.
Last Updated: December 31, 2008