Document Retention Schedules

The 2016 Edition of the Document Retention Schedule is now available. GHA commissioned Arnall Golden Gregory LLP to update and enhance the Schedule, which was originally published in 2003 by GHA and the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys (GAHA).

Summary of 2016 changes to GHA Document Retention Schedule

Document Retention Schedule – Full Version with Citations

Document Retention Schedule – Abbreviated Version without Citations

Helpful Hints:

  • The Schedule is available in two forms, a full version with legal citations and an abbreviated version without citations.
  • Internal hyperlinks are available in the Table of Contents and throughout the document to facilitate navigation.
  • Click on the Bookmarks tab on the left of the screen to link to a new chapter or section from anywhere within the document.

The Schedule is provided as a benefit to GHA members, but is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or opinion on particular matters.  Hospitals should seek advice from their business, compliance, information technology, legal, and other departments when adopting and updating such policies.

If you have questions or comments regarding the Document Retention Schedule, please email documentretention@gha.org