e. Handling Unidentifiable Records and Forms. An unidentifiable record or
form is one that contains either no data or such a small amount that trying to identify the
person it belongs to is impossible. Before destroying these records, the patient
administrator sends a report to the MTF committee that audits medical records. This
report lists the type of record (i.e., laboratory forms, X-ray reports, SF 600, etc.) and the
number of each type to be destroyed. This report and the committee's action on it is
entered in the committee minutes. Following the committee's approval, the patient
administrator or his chosen representative destroys these records and forms.
Table 2-4. Disposition of stray records and forms.