Policy Number

AD-HIM-015

NSHA AD-HIM-015 Retention, Storage, and Destruction of Clinical Documentation within the Health Record

Description

This policy outlines the requirements for the storage, retention, and destruction of inactive Clinical Documentation at Nova Scotia Health in support of future access to information for ongoing patient care delivery, business, and legal purposes. This policy also establishes the appropriate availability of the Health Record. The integrity of the patient Health Record is essential to patient safety.