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755 ILCS 50/5-47
(755 ILCS 50/5-47)
Rights and duties of procurement organizations and others.
(a) When a hospital refers an individual at or near death to a procurement organization, the organization shall make a reasonable search of the records of the Secretary of State and any donor registry that it knows exists for the geographical area in which the individual resides to ascertain whether the individual has made an anatomical gift.
(b) A procurement organization shall be allowed reasonable access to information in the records of the Secretary of State to ascertain whether an individual at or near death is a donor. If the individual is a donor who is an unemancipated minor, the procurement organization shall conduct a reasonable search for a parent or guardian of the donor and shall provide the parent or guardian with an opportunity to amend or revoke the anatomical gift of the donor's body.
(c) Unless prohibited by law other than this Act, at any time after a donor's death, the person to which a part passes under Section 5-12 may conduct any reasonable examination necessary to ensure the medical suitability of the body or part for its intended purpose.
(d) Unless prohibited by law other than this Act, an examination under subsection (c) may include an examination of all medical and dental records of the donor or prospective donor.
(e) Upon referral by a hospital under subsection (a) of this Section, a procurement organization shall make a reasonable search for any person listed in subsection (b) of Section 5-5 having priority to make an anatomical gift on behalf of a prospective donor. If a procurement organization receives information that an anatomical gift to any other person was made, amended, or revoked, it shall promptly advise the other person of all relevant information.
(f) Subject to subsection (i) of Section 5-12, the rights of the person to which a part passes under Section 5-12 are superior to the rights of all others with respect to the part. The person may accept or reject an anatomical gift in whole or in part. Subject to the terms of the document of gift and this Act, a person who accepts an anatomical gift of an entire body may allow embalming, burial or cremation, and use of remains in a funeral service. If the gift is of a part, the person to which the part passes under Section 5-12, upon the death of the donor and before embalming, burial, or cremation, shall cause the part to be removed without unnecessary mutilation.
(g) Neither the physician who attends the decedent at death nor the physician who determines the time of the decedent's death may participate in the procedures for removing or transplanting a part from the decedent.
(h) A physician or technician may remove a donated part from the body of a donor that the physician or technician is qualified to remove.
(i) Not later than July 1, 2020, the Secretary of State shall create a database consisting of all individuals who have consented to having their names included in the First Person Consent organ and tissue donor registry maintained by the Secretary of State pursuant to Section 6-117 of the Illinois Vehicle Code. This database shall include identifying information for each individual, including, where available, the individual's name, address, gender, date of birth, driver's license or identification card number, social security number only if the donor does not have a driver's license or identification card number, and date of consent to join the registry. The Secretary of State shall update the database not less often than every 7 days. Upon executing a data access agreement with the Secretary of State, an organ procurement organization, as defined in this Act, providing services in the State of Illinois shall be granted online access to the database for the purpose of determining whether a potential organ and tissue donor is included in the First Person Consent organ and tissue donor registry.
The organ procurement organization shall indemnify and hold harmless the State of Illinois, its officials, and employees for any judgments, assessments, damages, fines, fees, and legal costs arising out of the acts, omissions, decisions, or other conduct of the organ procurement organization and its officials, employees, and agents in the use of the database.
(Source: P.A. 100-41, eff. 1-1-18; 101-179, eff. 1-1-20