We are an early stage medical device company and everything is electronic including our QMS and ERP etc. Although, We may have some hard copies of records that we don't want to store but the plan is to scan and retain the records electronically. Now, The key point is that to we want to confirm that the scans are an accurate representative of the original hard copy document and we are thinking of having someone stamp "Scanned & Verified By/Date and # of pages" stamp hard copies and then scan it in to PDF. Will it be ok to discard hard copies after? Or Is there a need to keep hard copies?