Medico Legal Corner
Is it necessary for the doctor to maintain medical records of his patients?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 11 July 2019
It is the duty of doctor or hospital to preserve, maintain the medical record for certain specified period under different laws like Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, Limitation Act, Consumer Protection Act, the Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS), Prenatal Diagnostic Test Act, 1994, the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010 (Central Act No.23 of 2010).These records are required in medical negligence, accident, insurance claim
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