Search Legislation

Private and Voluntary Health Care (Wales) Regulations 2002

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

PART IPERIOD FOR WHICH MEDICAL RECORDS MUST BE RETAINED

Type of patientMinimum period of retention

(a)Patient who was under the age of 17 at the date on which the treatment to which the records refer was concluded.

Until the patient’s 25th birthday

(b)Patient who was aged 17 at the date on which the treatment to which the records refer was concluded.

Until the patient’s 26th birthday

(c)Patient who died before attaining the age of 18.

A period of 8 years beginning on the date of patient’s death

(d)Patient who was treated for mental disorder during the period to which the records refer.

A period of 20 years beginning on the date of the last entry in the record

(e)Patient who was treated for mental disorder during the period to which the records refer and who died whilst receiving that treatment.

A period of 8 years beginning on the date of the patient’s death

(f)Patient whose records relate to treatment by a general practitioner.

A period of 10 years beginning on the date of the last entry in the record

(g)Patient who has received an organ transplant

A period of 11 years beginning on the date of the patient’s death or discharge whichever is the earlier

(h)All other cases.

A period of 8 years beginning on the date of the last entry in the record

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. The revised version is currently only available in English.

Original (As Enacted or Made) - English:The original English language version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Original (As Enacted or Made) - Welsh:The original Welsh language version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources