Health record retention; practitioners to maintain records for a minimum of six years. (HB1524)

Introduced By

Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Medicine; regulations related to retention of patient records; time. Requires health care practitioners licensed by the Board of Medicine to maintain health records for a minimum of six years following the last patient encounter. The bill also provides that practitioners are not required to maintain health records for longer than 12 years from the date of creation except for (i) health records of a minor child, which shall be maintained until the patient reaches the age of 18 or becomes emancipated, with a minimum of six years following the last patient encounter, and (ii) health records that are required by contractual obligation or federal law to be maintained longer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104448D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/22/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/23/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1524)
02/06/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Committee substitute printed 18106681D-H1
02/07/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1524H1)
02/08/2018Read first time
02/09/2018Read second time
02/09/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106681D-H1
02/09/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1524H1
02/12/2018Read third time and passed House (96-Y 3-N)
02/12/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2018Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
03/01/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18107775D-S1
03/01/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1524S1)
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107775D-S1
03/05/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1524S1
03/05/2018Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Placed on Calendar
03/06/2018Senate substitute agreed to by House 18107775D-S1 (96-Y 0-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1524ER)
03/08/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB1524ER)
03/08/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/16/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 16, 2018
03/16/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 718 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0718)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 32 seconds.