Lately we have received questions from several Tuesday Tip subscribers asking how long to keep resident records in their California RCFE. California RCFE Regulation 87506 clearly states:
“Original records or photographic reproductions shall be retained for a minimum of three (3) years following termination of service to the resident.”
Three years meets the requirement from DSS, however it is often recommended to keep records for at least 7 years for tax, legal, and other purposes. Some providers will choose to keep records archived indefinitely.