Veterinarians; disposition of records of deceased practitioners or practitioners relocating or terminating practice.
455.242 Veterinarians; disposition of records of deceased practitioners or practitioners relocating or terminating practice.—Each board created under the provisions of chapter 474 shall provide by rule for the disposition, under that chapter, of the records that are in existence at the time the practitioner dies, terminates practice, or relocates and is no longer available and which records pertain to the practitioner’s patients. The rules shall provide that the records be retained for at least 2 years after the practitioner’s death, termination of practice, or relocation. In the case of the death of the practitioner, the rules shall provide for the disposition of such records by the estate of the practitioner.
History.—s. 1, ch. 79-302; s. 11, ch. 88-1; s. 11, ch. 88-392; s. 15, ch. 89-124; s. 16, ch. 91-137; s. 34, ch. 92-149; s. 30, ch. 97-261.