Health Information Technologies and Processes

Immunization Retention Requirements

  • 1.  Immunization Retention Requirements

    Posted 08-01-2019 19:00
    We are a Student Heath Center at a University in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Does anyone know if immunization records have a different retention period than other medical records?  We follow AHIMA guidelines of 10 years for medical record retention.  Nevada statutes indicate a 5 year retention for medical records.  Someone from another state has advised their understanding is that immunization records are to be kept indefinitely.  We are unable to locate this retention requirement in the Nevada statutes, or anywhere else for that matter.  Has anyone heard of this requirement for immunization records?  Where is the information posted?  Could this be an individual state requirement?  All input would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks so much!

    Carol Taber
    Health Information Coordinator Ii