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Medical records at closed physician practice

By Jeffery P. Drummond

What happens to the records when a doctor closes shop? It depends on how it happens, but it can be a messy, troubling situation. A doctor in Acton, Mass. abruptly shut his practice because the state was chasing him for practicing without a license. He just abandoned the records, and they were about to be shredded when a local hospital stepped in to take possession of them.State law normally

Full post as published by HIPAA Blog on April 03, 2009 (boomark / email).

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