Hospitals: Alabama hospitals must keep patient records for a minimum of five (5) years after patient discharge. Minor patients’ records must be kept for five (5) years after they have reached adulthood.
Physicians: Private practices must keep records “as long as may be necessary to treat the patient and for medical and legal purposes.”
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ALA. ADMIN. CODE r. 420-5-7-.13