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policy 0275 : Management of Surgically Removed Body Parts and/or Explants

In most instances, the University of Virginia Medical Center disposes of explanted devices/items, and/or removed body parts/tissues as regulated medical waste. The Medical Center recognizes, however, that special situations and events may occur which require exceptions to general disposal practice, and has established procedures to be followed for these special situations.

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  1. effective date:

    June 1, 2018
  2. signature(s):

    Scott A. Syverud, MD, President, Clinical Staff
    Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace, CEO, UVA Medical Center