N.Y. Public Health Law Section 3370
Preserving and inspection of records


Any record, including prescriptions, required to be kept or maintained by this article shall be preserved for a period of at least five years following the date of the event or transaction recorded, unless a shorter period of time is specifically provided.


Such records shall be made available during business hours for inspection and copying by any officer or employee of the department who is charged with the enforcement of this article and to any officer or employee of this state charged with the duty of regulating or licensing of any person who by virtue of such license is authorized to obtain, distribute, dispense or administer controlled substances.


Every record, including prescriptions, required to be kept under this article shall be maintained at the premises where the licensed activity is conducted.


The department shall cause to be expunged or otherwise destroyed, within five years from the date of receipt thereof, any record of the name of any patient received by it pursuant to the filing requirements of subdivision six of section thirty-three hundred thirty-one, subdivision four of section thirty-three hundred thirty-three, and subdivision four of § 3334 (Emergency oral prescriptions for schedule II drugs and certain other controlled substances)section thirty-three hundred thirty-four of this article.


Electronic prescription records shall be maintained and preserved in accordance with regulations of the commissioner.

Source: Section 3370 — Preserving and inspection of records, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBH/3370 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Jul. 13, 2024

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