Provider: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Extras Administration: Return/destroy media

Language from Contract:
6. The parties mutually agree that the aforesaid file(s) (and/or any derivative file(s)) including those files that directly identify individuals and those that can be used in concert with other information to identify individuals may be retained by the User until, (enter date) hereinafter known as the "Retention Date." The User agrees to notify CMS within 30 days of the completion of the purpose specified in section 4 if the purpose is completed before the aforementioned retention date. Upon such notice or retention date, whichever occurs sooner, the User agrees to destroy such data. The User agrees to destroy and send written certification of the destruction of the files to CMS within 30 days. The User agrees not to retain CMS files or any parts thereof, after the aforementioned file(s) are destroyed unless the appropriate Systems Manager or the person designated in section 20 of this Agreement grants written authorization. The User acknowledges that the date is not contingent upon action by CMS.

The Agreement may be terminated by either party at any time for any reason upon 30 days written notice. Upon notice of termination by User, CMS will cease releasing data from the file(s) to the User under this Agreement and will notify the User to destroy such data files(s). Sections 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13,14 and 15 shall survive termination of this agreement.