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Keep employee medical records.

You must:
• Keep medical records for at least as long as the employee works for you plus thirty years.
• If an employee works for you for less than one year and you provide the records to them when they leave employment, you do not have to keep their medical records.
• You do not need to keep the following records for any specific period:
– Health insurance claims records maintained separately from your medical program and records.
– Records of first-aid treatment, if made on-site by a nonphysician and if kept separately from the employee medical record.
You must:
• Keep chest X-ray films in their original state, such as film or electronic image.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 04-10-026, § 296-802-20005, filed 4/27/04, effective 8/1/04.]