[Histonet] release of tissues back to patient

joelle weaver joelleweaver <@t> hotmail.com
Tue Nov 8 12:11:35 CST 2011

Ohio has laws regarding this release- rather recent legislation. This gives rights to fetal tissue that extends earlier in gestation than previously, and by my recollection expands upon the legal rights of burial, autopsy provides to a fetus in previous statutes. I would search your state's revised code, and I know that Ohio's basically lays out the requirements for facilities in the language of its legislation and statute, and this basically writes the SOP for you. If you need to do this by your state's law, then you can use a lot of the language contained and make sure that you are follow the legal obligations in your form(s). 

Joelle Weaver MAOM, BA, (HTL) ASCP

 > Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 12:57:14 -0500
> From: AHutton <@t> dh.org
> To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> Subject: [Histonet] release of tissues back to patient
> We had a question come up regarding giving patient's back their placentas (patient's request) after delivery.  Our general rule is not to return tissues, except for religious reasons.  We are now trying to come up with a concrete SOP for (or not) returning tissues.  I was curious what other institutions are doing in regards to this topic.  I know laws vary by location but I am looking for a general idea.
> Thank you in advance,
> Allison
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