Social Services Case Histories

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Retention Period

Records shall be separate from patient medical record(s). Retain adult files for ten years after last date of consultation then dispose of. Retain minor files until their 27th birthday then dispose of.

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