RE: [Histonet] Patient consent

From:"Weems, Joyce"

There was lots of confusion about that when HIPAA first took place. We confirmed with HIPAA that when case goes from doctor to doctor for patient care that this was not required. Canada is very particular, though, so I'm not sure if this is something that is required there. 


Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital 
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-851-7376 - Phone
404-851-7831 - Fax

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 2:05 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Patient consent

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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