TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER IX: DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
SUBCHAPTER c: PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
PART 2415 HEALTH CARE
SECTION 2415.80 ORGAN TRANSPLANTS
Section 2415.80 Organ Transplants
a) The Department shall grant a medical furlough for purposes of obtaining an organ transplant if:
1) The youth or the parent or guardian of a minor who is under the age of 18 has made all necessary arrangements with the organ transplant facility, including application for eligibility as a recipient of an organ donor and appropriate financial arrangements. The youth must be accepted by an approved organ transplant facility prior to approval of the medical furlough;
2) The Agency Medical Director confirms that the youth would be a suitable candidate for an organ transplant that is needed to preserve the youth's life or prevent irreparable harm; and
3) The organ transplant facility is approved by the Agency Medical Director and the Chief Administrative Officer.
b) The youth or the parent or guardian of a minor who is under the age of 18 shall be responsible for the cost of the organ transplant procedure, including but not limited to pre-transplant evaluations performed by the transplant facility, the hospital stay, the physicians' services and other medical services involved. The youth shall be permitted to accept funds for the organ transplant from local community charities or other sources. The cost of the transportation and security for the youth shall be paid by the youth, whenever possible.
c) The Department shall direct the youth or the parent or guardian of a minor who is under the age of 18 to the organ transplant facilities and known sources of funding associated with an organ transplant.
d) Use of in-State transplant facilities is preferred. Out-of-State facilities shall be considered if no in-State facility is available and if the youth or the parent or guardian of a minor who is under the age of 18 signs a waiver of extradition.