Hospitals: For Virginia hospitals, the period is five (5) years, or in the case of minor patients, when the patient turns 23.
Physicians: For private practices, Virginia requires a retention period of six (6) years, or in the case of minor patients, six (6) years or until the patient reaches age 18 or becomes emancipated, whichever is longer.
18 VA. ADMIN. CODE § 85-20-26
12 VA. ADMIN. CODE § 5-410-370