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policy 0266 : Records Management: Records/Document Retention and Disposition

The Medical Center maintains records and documents for specified periods of time to comply with state and federal laws, requirements of regulatory agencies, and audit requirements. The Virginia Public Records Act (VRPA) and University of Virginia policy prohibit individuals and departments from destroying, discarding, selling or giving away public records without proper authorization. This policy outlines the procedures for establishing records retention and disposition schedules, for retaining records within departments, central storage or off-site storage, and for the disposition of records after the specified retention period has been satisfied. The Medical Center's Records Manager in the Office of Patient Safety and Risk Management will coordinate implementation of this records management policy.

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  1. effective date:

    June 1, 2018
  2. signature(s):

    Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, CEO, UVA Medical Center