Registry of Surgical Procedures
Retain for ten years after the surgery for an adult then dispose of. Retain until 27th birthday for a minor 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