How long to keep paper records of nightly checks?

  1. We have nightly checks that we do, and a paper record of it (checking glucometer, frig temps, etc).

    How long should these records be kept?

    DNV is our hospital accrediation provider.
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  3. by   WhoDatWhoDare
    I would think your facility would have a policy regarding records disposition. If anyone would know I'd think it would be your legal department.
  4. by   klone
    3 years. That's the time frame that TJC operates on

    ETA: Sorry, didn't see your comment about DNV. I know nothing about that. But I would assume that it would be similar. If TJC requires a certain time period, it's because CMS does.

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