Medication Error Reports

Records that document the administration of an incorrect medicatin or dose. File may include pertinent chronological information, appropriate health care facility records, and investigative reports including the identity of individual(s) responsible.

Category

Healthcare

Maintainer

Pharmacy at Emory

Retention Period

Retain for five years after incident then dispose of.

Citation

O.C.G.A. 9-3-71

Disposition Instructions

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