We keep your medical records for seven years from the last day of contact (not your last visit). For example, if you call us four months after your last visit for a prescription refill, we calculate the seven year window from the date of the approval or denial of your last prescription request.
A health record is created any time you see a health professional such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, chiropractor, or psychiatrist. You could find the following in your health record:
Many more people than you would ever want, including people outside the health care industry.
The Amended HIPAA Privacy Rule states only that you must receive a Privacy Notice telling you how your personal health information will be used and disclosed. Section 164.520(c) (2) (i) (A).
Privacy Notices are often mistaken for consent forms, but they are simply notices telling you what will happen to your medical records.