New to this so how long should nursing homes keep old MDS's for?
Has 36 years experience.
Aug 30, 2017
I think nursing homes should keep old medical doctors (MDS), for as long as they need care. :)
I assume you mean medical records? Be careful using abbreviations at your job or even just posting a question here.
How long to keep patient's medical records is something your medical records department should be dealing with. I hope it is not the nursing staffs responsibility?
I did a quick Google search, it showed every states regulations. In California it is seven years.
Specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health.
Has 30 years experience.
In the chart or easily available, MDSs for 15 months.
MDS=minimum data set...NOT orders
Aug 31, 2017
OMG, minimum data sets, I wasn't even close í ½í¸†.
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