The attached document from our website, which answers your question in the second column on page 2, suggests that you keep original paper records for the full time period you are required to keep them for any given patient, in case you ever need them in court (see the second column on page 1). You can find this document online at http://www.nysvms.org/global_engine/download.asp?fileid=b4d6bf62-3008-4486-b782-912f24ea8961&ext=pdf.
Can I destroy the original paper copies of patient records once the files have been safely stored electronically? Print
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