Histopathology Tissue Pathology Reports and Slides
See laboratory reports.
Retain stained slides for ten years after test; retain specimen blocks for two years after test; and retain all reports for ten years after creation date.
42 C.F.R. 493.1259 ¿ 493.1265; 42 C.F.R. 493.853 ¿ 493.1265; Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 290-5-29-.13
Confidential destruction is required. Paper must be shredded, pulped, or incinerated; electronic records must be overwritten or the storage media physically destroyed. Deletion of information in computer files or on electronic storage media is not sufficient.
Last Updated: December 31, 2008