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Subdivision 1.Hospital Previous records Next .

The superintendent or other chief administrative officer of any public or private hospital, by and with the consent and approval of the board of directors or other governing body of the hospital, may divest the files and Previous records Next of that hospital of any individual case Previous records Next and, with that consent and approval, may destroy the Previous records Next . The Previous records Next shall first have been transferred and recorded as authorized in section 145.30.

Portions of individual hospital Previous medical Next Previous records Next that comprise an individual permanent Previous medical Next record, as defined by the commissioner of health, shall be retained as authorized in section 145.30. Other portions of the individual Previous medical Next record, including any miscellaneous documents, papers, and correspondence in connection with them, may be divested and destroyed after seven years without transfer to photographic film, electronic image, or other state-of-the-art electronic preservation technology.

All portions of individual hospital Previous medical Next Previous records Next of minors shall be maintained for seven years following the age of majority.

Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the retention of hospital Previous medical Next Previous records Next beyond the periods described in this section. Nor shall anything in this section be construed to prohibit Previous patient Next access to hospital Previous medical Next Previous records Next as provided in sections 144.291 to 144.298.

Subd. 2.Individual permanent Previous medical Next record.

(a) The commissioner of health shall define by rule the term "individual permanent Previous medical Next record" by enumerating the specific types of Previous records Next or other information that, at a minimum, must be maintained on a permanent basis by the hospital.

(b) "Individual permanent Previous medical record" includes outpatient diagnostic and laboratory test results.

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