RE: Protocol for disposal of blocks and slides
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.
From: Willis, Donna [mailto:DonnaWillis@texashealth.org]
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 8:47 AM
To: 'cindy keith'; email@example.com
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
Histology Lab Manager
Harris Methodist Fort Worth, Tx
From: cindy keith [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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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