A guide to records retention laws impacting Florida nursing homes. Let’s just get right to it. This blog provides a non-exhaustive summary of key records retention laws related to Florida nursing facilities. 1. Medical Records A Florida nursing home must retain all medical records for a period of five (5) years from the date of discharge. In the case of a minor, the records must be retained for three (3) years after a resident turns eighteen (18). See 59A-4.118, Florida Admin
Nursing home records requests are a common occurrence in skilled nursing facilities. Many times, a nursing home records request is the precursor to litigation. With that in mind, who's responding to your nursing home records requests? Consider the following hypothetical scenarios: Marjory Smith passed away at the nursing home on September 1, 2017. On October 16, 2017, the nursing home receives correspondence from Marjory Smith’s son, Tom. Therein, Tom states that he held a p
Discussing legal issues facing skilled nursing facilities throughout the state of Florida.