NH Law About... Dental Records, Copies

Introduction to... Dental Records, Copies

Updated February 21, 2017.

Dental records are medical records and a patient’s right to copies of medical records is covered by statute and administrative rule. The medical records statute, RSA 332-I, sets the fees for copying records and covers the use and disclosure of health information. The administrative rule, Den 501.01(e), sets the time frame within which a dentist must provide a copy of a patient’s records. RSA 317-A:27-a sets out the length of time a dentist must maintain a patient’s records.

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New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners. Frequently Asked Questions  GO>

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RSA 317-A. Dentists and Dentistry   GO>

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RSA 332-I. Medical Records, Patient Information, and the Health Information Organization Corporation  GO>

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Find it in a Library ... New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated

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Den 501.01(e). Ethical Duties  GO>

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Find it in a Library ... Code of New Hampshire Rules  GO>

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New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners. Consumer Complaint Form  GO>

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