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1    AN ACT concerning health.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Vital Records Act is amended by adding
5Section 21.7 as follows:
6    (410 ILCS 535/21.7 new)
7    Sec. 21.7. Temporary removal of a dead body. No permit for
8transportation signed by the local registrar is required prior
9to transporting a dead human body out of the State of Illinois,
10at the direction of a federally designated organ procurement
11organization, for the purpose of organ or tissue donation. The
12dead human body being transported for the purpose of organ or
13tissue donation shall be accompanied by a self-issued permit in
14accordance with rules adopted by the Department of Public
15Health. This self-issued permit shall be completed by an
16Illinois-licensed funeral director and embalmer or
17Illinois-licensed funeral director and shall serve as
18notification to the county medical examiner or coroner of the
19jurisdiction or county in which the death occurred that the
20dead human body is being transported out of Illinois for a
21period not to exceed 36 hours. This Section applies only to
22instances in which the dead human body is to be returned to
23Illinois prior to disposition. This Section does not affect any



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1rights or responsibilities held by county medical examiners or
2coroners under the Local Governmental and Governmental
3Employees Tort Immunity Act. The Department of Public Health
4shall adopt rules to implement this Section.