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Does the state of Indiana have any regulations on releasing

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Does the state of Indiana have any regulations on releasing of placentas from hospitals to the parents?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  LawTalk replied 7 years ago.
Good morning,

My research shows that at present Indiana does not have any specific law dealing with the disposal of Pathological waste/recognizable human tissue. The link below shows each state's stand on disposal of human tissue.

It would then fall to the hospital's procedure as to what happens to the placenta following a live birth.

Human tissues are generally considered hazardous materials and it is unlikely that you will be able to convince the hospital to allow you to take it with you.

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