Board combines position statements related to medical records
At its July meeting, the Board approved a new position statement entitled, MEDICAL RECORDS – Documentation, Electronic Health Records, Access, and Retention. The new position statement replaces three older position statements: Access to medical records, Medical record documentation, and Retention of medical records.
The new position statement sets out NCMB’s general expectations for how licensees should create, manage and retain patient medical records. It also affirms the licensee’s obligation to provide patient access to records in a timely manner, upon receipt of a request.