PHI Disposal

What Types of Media Require Destruction

PHI that should be properly destroyed . . .

  • Incidental Paper Records (All paper documents, notes, messages, forms and memos)
  • Stored Records (Records beyond their retention period or that have been converted to electronic health records “EHR”)
  • Computers (Pressing “delete” or even reformatting the hard drive DOES NOT erase the data.)
  • CDs, Smart Phones, Thumb Drives