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Medical records: Do’s and don’ts

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in Employment Law,Human Resources,Office Management,Records Retention

Medical records are among the most sensitive documents employers maintain in personnel files. They must be afforded the utmost protection, so no transgressions arise regarding the ADA, HIPAA, the FMLA and other similar medically-sensitive federal and state regulations.

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Rachel August 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I understand that I have to file the medical records separately from personnel file but could I consolidate the medical records into one folder and divide them with dividers or do I have to make a separate file for each employee. So many regulations…will be the end of me…


CHristine February 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Is it ok to scann an employee medical records and the employee application for medical coverage?


Harry February 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Is a HR employee legally able to enter data relating to employee health records?


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