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Medical Records Destruction
Student Health Services is responsible for ensuring that the records have been properly destroyed.
Medical Records Retention
Pennsylvania rules and regulations for Hospital Department of Health, Title 28, 115.23 (a) & (b). Medical records, whether original, reproductions, or microfilm must be kept for
The Marywood University Student Health Services Policy is as follows:
- Students who Apply and Do Not Attend: records shall be kept on file for one year.
- Students who Graduate: records shall be kept on file for seven years post graduation
- Students who take a Leave of Absence: records shall be kept on file until the student graduates or withdraws. Files are then kept accordingly.
- Students who Withdraw: records shall be kept on file for two years after
Medical Records Security
During hours of
After hours of operation, or when the department is unattended, medical records are secured under lock and key allowing only authorized personnel to the records.