RE: Protocol for disposal of blocks and slides

From:Gary Gill

Overkill, not a HIPAA compliance issue.  Minimum necessary is all that's
required.  Landfill will suffice.

A name is PHI, but alone is useless.  No way for a potential evil-doer to
link name back to individual medical file.  People are sometimes going way
overboard with HIPAA.

Gary Gill

-----Original Message-----
From: Willis, Donna []
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 8:47 AM
To: 'cindy keith';
Subject: RE: Protocol for disposal of blocks and slides

We have our disposed with our biohazard waste.  Not because it is hazardous,
but because we put the patient name on the blocks and slides.  HIPPA
compliance issue.

Donna Willis
Histology Lab Manager
Harris Methodist Fort Worth, Tx

-----Original Message-----
From: cindy keith []
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 6:29 PM
Subject: Protocol for disposal of blocks and slides

Does anyone have a protocol for disposing of blocks and slides.

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