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Maintenance of records
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 28
§ 2805-g. Maintenance of records. 1. Every hospital shall maintain,
as public information available for public inspection under such
conditions as the commissioner shall prescribe, records containing
copies of all inspection reports pertaining to the facility that have
been filed with or issued by any governmental agency. Copies of such
inspection reports shall be retained in said records for ten years from
the date said reports are filed or issued.

2. The office of the commissioner and each regional office of the
department shall make available for public inspection and at a nominal
cost provide copies of all financial and inspection reports of hospitals
filed with or issued by the department.

3. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed or deemed to
require the public disclosure of confidential medical, social, personal
or financial records of any patient. The commissioner shall adopt such
regulations as may be necessary to give effect to the provisions of this
section and to preserve the confidentiality of medical, social, personal
or financial records of patients.