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
F. The Facility
shall safeguard information in the medical record against loss, tampering, or
use by unauthorized persons.
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.