Long-Term Records

Long-term records are records that must be kept from eight to seventy-five years. Long-term records can include:

  • Contracts
  • Grant Files
  • Individual Case, Client or Patient Files

The retention periods for these records are usually set by federal or state law. Great care must be taken with these records to make sure that they are accessible and eye-readable for the duration of their retention, especially if they are in an electronic format.