Risk Management

Medical Record Retention Guidelines

While ideally medical records should be kept forever, this is not always practical.  To ensure that present and future patient needs are adequately met, and that allegations of malpractice can be successfully defended, follow the guidelines in our document. Different rules apply, depending upon the age of the patient, and the reason the record are being requested.

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OMIC policyholders who have additional questions or concerns about record retention are invited to call OMIC’s confidential Risk Management Hotline at (800) 562-6642, option 4, or email us at riskmanagement@omic.com.



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