S.C. Code Regs. 61-97.700.704 - Record Maintenance

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 3, March 25, 2022

A. The Licensee shall provide accommodations, space, supplies, and equipment for the protection, storage, and maintenance of Patient records. Patient records shall be stored in an organized manner.
B. The Patient record is confidential and shall be made available only to individuals authorized by the Facility and/or the South Carolina Code of Laws. (II)
C. Copies of records generated by organizations or individuals contracted by the Facility for care or services shall be maintained by the Facility.
D. Upon Discharge of a Patient, the record shall be closed within thirty (30) calendar days and filed in an inactive or closed file maintained by the Licensee.
E. The Facility shall designate a staff member to serve as supervisor of Patient records. The Facility- designated staff member shall be a Registered Health Information Administrator or a Registered Health Information Technician. If the designated staff member is not a Registered Health Information Administrator or a Registered Health Information Technician the staff member shall receive consultation from a Registered Health Information Administrator or a Registered Health Information Technician. (II)
F. The Facility shall safeguard information in the medical record against loss, tampering, or use by unauthorized persons.
G. Records of current Patients shall be the property of the Facility. The records of current Patients shall be maintained at the Facility and shall not be removed without court order.

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S.C. Code Regs. 61-97.700.704
Added by State Register Volume 44, Issue No. 06, eff. 6/26/2020.

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