X-Ray film recycling X-Ray film retention
in all other states
Illinois state law for x-ray film and other medical records retention period.
Health facilities in Illinois (210 ILCS 90/) X-Ray Retention Act.
Hospitals must keep x-ray film and medical records for at least 5 years.
Please note that the federal law requires a retention period of 5-7 years for adults and up to 19 years old for minors, there law includes different requirements for hospitals and health care providers, there might be a different law for x-ray films and other medical records.
Disclaimer: The information for retaining periods of x-ray films in IL, brought as courtesy for our silver recovery customers. the information was collected from department of health website and other online resources, 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.
We serve all cities in the state of Illinois including Springfield, Rockford, Aurora, Naperville, Peoria, Joliet, Elgin, Waukegan, Cicero, Decatur, Arlington Heights, Skokie Schaumburg, Evanston, Palatine, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Oak Lawn, Berwyn, Oak Park, Orland Park, Hoffman Estates, Tinley Park, Glenview, Calumet City, Hanover Park, Park Ridge, Bartlett and Streamwood.
If you have x-ray film you would like to recycle, please visit our Illinois x-ray film disposal page.
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