[Histonet] Hospital fetus disposition survey



We are evaluating our current practices for fetus disposal at our facility 
and would like to know how both Catholic and non-Catholic hospitals handle 
fetus disposition at their facilities. I am interested in practices for 
both fetal loss greater than 20 weeks gestation  AND less than 20 weeks 
gestation (products of conception). 

Please include religious affiliation, if any, of your institution.

1.      Are parents given the option to have the hospital handle the 
disposition for the remains at < 20 wks, >20 weeks, or both? 

2.      If parents opt for hospital disposition, is it handled on-site, or 
contracted by the hospital off-site (with a funeral home)?  If off-site, 
is the patient charged for disposition?

3.      Method of disposition? Cremation? Burial? Other?

4.      Are remains collected/disposed of separately, or co-mingled with 
other tissues?

5.      Is disposal method dictated by State Law? Please include state.

Any additional information you can give me about your practices would be 

Thank you in advance for your help.

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