The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) suggests that businesses with HIPAA sensitive information follow a defined procedure when disposing of sensitive client information.
By rule of thumb, a business should destroy the records so there is absolutely no possibility of reconstruction of the information.
Fully document the destruction of the documents and keep the documentation on file for proof.
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HIPAA Requirements for Document Destruction