• 18 minutes

Record Destruction


Discarding records in trash can is NOT proper destruction.

Medical records can only be legally destroyed when they are in excess of all required statutory periods. They must be destroyed by shredding, incineration, pulping, electronic deletion, pulverizing, magnetic degaussing or another equally effective protective measure. Destruction must be carried out in accordance with federal and state law pursuant to a written retention schedule or policy. This video reviews the importance of policies and procedures in both storage and destruction of medical records.


Runtime: 18 minutes



Scott R. Cook

Scott R. Cook

Tyson & Mendes LLP

  • Partner at Tyson & Mendes LLP’s Las Vegas office
  • Experience includes all aspects of general liability, complex and mass tort litigation, insurance, health care, regulatory law, and business litigation
  • Experience extends to catastrophic injury/damage, complex/mass litigation in tort, multistate litigation, environmental litigation, explosion/fire litigation, health care law, employer/employment law, and insurance law
  • Has managed litigation for a multi-state insurance carrier and was a managing partner for a national law firm
  • Received awards from the Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association, the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, the Self-Insurance Institute of America, the American Legal Administrators, and received the Legal Excellence Award from Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company
  • Achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, a Rocky Mountain Region Super Lawyer by Vegas Inc., a Top Lawyer by Desert Companion Top Lawyer – Complex Litigation, one of America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators in Nevada, a Top Attorney of the Mountain States, and was recognized as a Lifetime Achievement Member by America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • J.D. degree, University of Nebraska College of Law; B.A. degree, in Political Science/International Relations, University of Nebraska

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