California

Hospitals: The California Code of Regulations mandates that hospitals keep patient records for seven (7) years following patient discharge, and in the case of minors, seven (7) years or one year after the patient turns 18.

Physicians: California does not offer medical records retention guidance for private practices. Consult LINK for more on what to do when your state offers limited legal guidelines for medical records retention policy.

22 CA ADC §70751
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