X-Ray film recycling X-Ray film retention
in all other states
Arizona state law for x-ray film and other medical records retention period.
Arizona law requires health care providers to store the x-ray and medical records of adult patients for 6 years after the patient received medical care. for minors doctors require to keep x-ray and medical until the patient reaches the age of 18 or for at least 6 years after the last date the patient received medical care.
Disclaimer: The information for retaining periods of x-ray films in AZ, brought as courtesy for our Arizona x-ray silver recovery customers. the information was collected from department of health website and other online sources, however, B.W. recycling, Inc is not responsible for the accuracy of the information on this page and might not be up to date.
HIPAA rule for disposing of x-ray films.
Please note that HIPAA left the responsibility for the x-ray film disposal process with the physicians / facilities, and also gave physicians / facilities the choice of doing an on-site or off-site destruction, however, HIPAA rule does state that the disposal of x ray films and other medical records must be done in a way that preserves the confidentiality of the information.
If you have x-ray film you would like to recycle, please visit our Arizona x-ray recycling page.
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