Post-Roe: Record Retention and Destruction

Shortly after the Dobbs decision, our Risk Management consultants were contacted by a physician whose patient requested destruction of the medical records related to an abortion she had twenty years ago. The patient and physicians were located in a state that restricts abortion to six weeks but has legislation pending to ban the procedure. This scenario raises questions regarding a provider's record retention and destruction obligations.

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The Post-Roe Info Center on provides information on many of the pressing issues affecting providers who now practice in a post-Roe world.