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Section I, Series 10. Pennsylvania Hospital Nursing Collection, 1876-1995.

Note on Restricted Access

Not all materials in the collection are publicly accessible or reproducible. The physical condition of an item, copyright issues, donor restrictions, and Federal regulations will determine restrictions on access and reproductions.

According to the Hospital Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), effective April 14th, 2003, Hospital employees are not permitted to provide access to identifying information of any patient - past, present, or future. As a result, access to, or reproductions of, any images in which patients appear, cannot be granted, unless the patients' faces are blurred so as to be unrecognizable.

State law 50 P.S. 7111 prohibits the use of all patient mental health records.

The Pennsylvania Hospital closes non-mental health patient records for 100 years. Records older than 100 years are open for researchers to view. All non-patient related material is closed for 75 years from its creation. Certain restrictions might still apply on specific records.

Preferred Citation

Pennsylvania Hospital Nursing Collection. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Hospital Historic Collections, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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