Re: [Histonet] RE: Re: As Thanksgiving Approaches

From:Jennifer MacDonald

Check the forms that are filled out by the patient upon admission.  Many 
hospitals have that covered by the paperwork that the patient signs.  It 
covers specimens and such.

"Della Speranza, Vinnie"  
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11/25/2008 07:30 AM

"'Podawiltz, Thomas'" , Judy Collins 
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[Histonet] RE: Re: As Thanksgiving Approaches

Tom, I'd normally take this approach but if push came to shove I don't 
believe it would hold up in court. That may depend on the language in your 
surgical consent signed by the patient but that aside, the cost of 
responding to a patient's legal action would be much greater than the 
small effort it takes to render the specimen safer to turn over.

Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
Medical University of South Carolina
165 Ashley Avenue  Suite 309
Charleston, South Carolina 29425
Tel: (843) 792-6353
Fax: (843) 792-8974

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Podawiltz, 
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 9:51 AM
To: Judy Collins;
Subject: [Histonet] RE: Re: As Thanksgiving Approaches

Once specimens arrive at our lab, they are ours. We do not give anything 
back to the patient. No legal liability that way.

Tom Podawiltz, HT (ASCP)
Histology Section Head/Laboratory Safety Officer
603-524-3211 ext: 3220
[] On Behalf Of Judy Collins 
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 9:37 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Re: As Thanksgiving Approaches

One thing to keep in mind about Vinegar, however, is that fungus will 
still grow in it after a while.  Kind of gross!

Judy Collins
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