Requests for Tests
Request for test should reside in the patient medical records and will be retained for the life of the patient medical record. Retain requests not maintained in medical records (i.e. tape results requiring a separate request)for two years after test then dispose of.
42 C.F.R. 493.1107; Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 290-5-6-.11, 290-5-29-.13
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