Re: [Histonet] Patient consent
A) With HIPAA, the power of requiring consent rests with the patient, not
B) Since the consultant pathologist is Canadian, she is not bound by HIPAA
Wesley W. Simms, M.D.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Cartun"
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
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