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  • What is the required retention period for incident reports and investigation documents?

    Tuesday May 31, 2011

    There is no required retention period for maintaining incident reports and investigation documents. The Standards of Practice Committee of the Alabama Nursing Home Association does recommend a period of retention of 30 to 36 months. The rationale for this retention period is based on a 2 year Statute of Limitations in Alabama and then an additional 6 to 12 months in case the statute is extended.