DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Anatomical gift agencies. Prohibits a hospital from entering into an agreement or affiliation with a procurement organization that excludes other procurement organizations from the procurement and use of anatomical gifts. Prohibits a coroner from entering into a contract, exclusive agreement, or exclusive affiliation with a procurement organization. Provides that a coroner is not subject to a contract, agreement, or affiliation that a procurement organization has entered into with a hospital. Requires the state department of health (department) to adopt rules establishing criteria for the determination of when a prospective anatomical gift donor is dead. Provides that an anatomical gift may be recovered only after a physician, in accordance with accepted medical standards, has declared the prospective donor to be dead. Provides that a physician's declaration that the prospective donor is brain dead satisfies this requirement. Requires a procurement organization to file an audited financial statement with the department for the preceding calendar year.