Health Information Management

Q&A: Keeping a record of HIPAA training files

HIM-HIPAA Insider, August 3, 2009

Q. How long should a practice retain HIPAA training files?

You should retain all HIPAA-related documents for a minimum of six years. The practice should retain a record of workforce member HIPAA training attendance for at least six years, and it should retain the training materials for a minimum of six years from their last date of use.

Editor's note: Chris Apgar, president of Portland, OR-based Apgar & Associates, LLC, answered this question. This is not legal advice. Consult your attorney regarding legal matters.

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