By: Moncrief S.B. No. 1607 Line and page numbers may not match official copy. Bill not drafted by TLC or Senate E&E. A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1-1 relating to the retention of certain medical records. 1-2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-3 SECTION 1. Subchapter E, Medical Practices Act (Article 1-4 4495b, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), is amended by adding Section 1-5 5.085 to read as follows: 1-6 Sec. 5.085. DUTY TO MAINTAIN MEDICAL RECORDS. (a) A 1-7 license holder shall maintain all medical records and charts until 1-8 the fifteenth anniversary of the date of the last entry in the 1-9 record or chart. 1-10 (b) A license holder may not be subject to disciplinary 1-11 action for an act or failure to act based on a medical record the 1-12 license holder is not required to maintain under this section.