If the practice closes, the records must be maintained by another health care provider,
the administrator of your estate, or a designee who has agreed to maintain the records.
The new custodian of records must write to the applicable health occupations board
(physicians must notify the Board of Physicians) that the records will be maintained
in compliance with state law. In pursuing the destruction of the records, the new
custodian, after the required five (5) year period has elapsed, must provide the
patients with the proper notice for destruction or publish a notice in the daily
newspaper with the proposed date of destruction, and location where records can
be obtained, for patients desiring to retain their own medical records.
The Board maintains a record of these notifications, but it's limited. You can email Maureen.Sammons@maryland.gov to inquire.