Call to organ donation center post pt death - page 4

Hi there - I'm questioning a policy my hospital has and am wondering what other hospitals do. I have not encountered this at other hospitals mainly because they've been larger, and have had "death... Read More

  1. by   morte
    apples and oranges.
    Quote from KelRN215
    In the same way that it doesn't violate HIPAA to notify an insurance company of things going on with a patient or for me to call an MD about one of my Home Health patients. It is necessary to share information with these parties just as it is to notify the medical examiner and the local organ procurement organization about a death which occurs in the hospital.
  2. by   LogCabinMom
    Totally agree...
  3. by   LogCabinMom
    Now, see, the last pt I had did die from mets cancer, and they stated that it was possible the corneas would still be viable...