37.106.314 MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR ALL HEALTH CARE FACILITIES: MEDICAL RECORDS
(1) A health care facility must initiate and maintain a safe, secure, and confidential medical record for each patient, resident, or client.
(2) A health care facility, excluding a hospital, shall retain a patient's, resident's, or client's medical records for no less than six years following the date of the patient's, resident's, or client's discharge or death, or upon the closure of the facility.
History: 50-5-103, MCA; IMP, 50-5-103, 50-5-106, 50-5-204, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 1587, Eff. 6/13/80; AMD, 1990 MAR p. 1259, Eff. 6/29/90; TRANS, from DHES, 2002 MAR p. 185; AMD, 2013 MAR p. 2146, Eff. 11/15/13