[Histonet] Patient consent

From:"Richard Cartun"

One of my colleagues wants to send a difficult case to an expert
pathologist in Toronto for a second opinion.  She is requiring the
patient's consent before she accepts the case.  How many of you get the
patient's consent before sending a case out for second opinion?  Is this
a HIPAA requirement that I am not familiar with?  Thank you.


Richard W. Cartun, Ph.D.
Director, Immunopathology & Histology
Assistant Director, Anatomic Pathology
Hartford Hospital
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT  06102
(860) 545-1596
(860) 545-0174 Fax


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