Bill Status of SB2854 93rd General Assembly
Short Description: ORGAN DONATION-PRESERVATION
Sen. Richard J. Winkel, Jr.
| 1/11/2005||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Organ Donation Request Act. Provides that if a person authorized under the Act to consent to the donation of a decedent's organs is not immediately available for an organ procurement agency to make a request for such consent, the hospital may use organ preservation equipment and techniques to maintain the viability of the decedent's organs. Provides that neither a decedent's estate nor a relative or guardian of a decedent may be required to pay for any costs associated with organ preservation. Provides that a hospital that initiates organ preservation measures must bear all costs associated with the organ preservation if (i) the recipient of the preserved organ is indigent, (ii) a person authorized to consent to the donation of the decedent's organs cannot be located within a reasonable time, or (iii) a person authorized to consent does not consent.
|Date||Chamber|| Action|| 2/6/2004||Senate||Filed with Secretary by Sen. Richard J. Winkel, Jr.|| 2/6/2004||Senate||First Reading|| 2/6/2004||Senate||Referred to Rules|| 1/11/2005||Senate||Session Sine Die|