RE: [Histonet] Releasing specimens to patients


Here in Texas the law requires that all human tissue to be buried,
cremated ,etc. are to be released to a licensed funeral home.  Only
teeth and in-vitro cultures can be released directly to patients.

Juan C. Gutierrez, HT(ASCP)
Histology Laboratory Supervisor

My opinions are my own and do not reflect those of my employer.  Long
live free speech!

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Garcia,
Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 10:35 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Releasing specimens to patients

Hello everyone and thanks in advance for any input you all may have to
this question.  Do any of you have a policy regarding the release of
fetuses to the family?  We have a 12 week fetus that the family would
like to pick up and this hospital does not have a policy regarding this
issue.  At a previous private pathology lab that I worked at we have a
policy stating that we could only release this to a funeral home.  If
anyone has a policy and wouldn't mind sharing it with me it would be
greatly appreciated.

Thanks again,

> Amanda (Amy) Garcia
> Histology/Pathology
> College Station Medical Center
> (979) 680-5372 office
> (979) 696-5446 fax
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