Mississippi Legislature
2005 Regular Session

House Bill 687

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Title

Description: Organ donations; organ procurement organization shall notify medical examiner, who may be present during organ removal.

Bill Text: [Introduced] [Committee Substitute] [Passed House]

History of Actions:

1 01/12 (H) Referred To Public Health and Human Services
2 01/27 (H) Title Suff Do Pass Comm Sub
3 02/08 (H) Committee Substitute Adopted
4 02/08 (H) Amended
5 02/08 (H) Passed As Amended
6 02/10 (H) Transmitted To Senate
7 02/11 (S) Referred To Public Health and Welfare
8 02/23 (S) Title Suff Do Pass As Amended
9 03/02 (S) Amended
10 03/02 (S) Passed As Amended
11 03/03 (S) Returned For Concurrence
12 03/16 (H) Decline to Concur/Invite Conf
13 03/17 (H) Conferees Named Holland,Wells-Smith,Fredericks
14 03/23 (S) Declined to Grant Conference

Amendments:

Adopted [H] Amendment No 1 (Cmte Sub)
Adopted [S] Committee Amendment No 1
   
[S] Amendment Report for House Bill No. 687

Background Information:

Effective dateJuly 1, 2005
DispositionDead
DeadlineGeneral Bill/Constitutional Amendment
RevenueNo
Vote type requiredMajority

House Committee:

Senate Committee:

Principal Author: Aldridge

Additional Author: Holland

Code Sections: A 041-0039-0015, A 041-0061-0059, A 041-0061-0065, RP 041-0061-0071

Title: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 41-39-15, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT IF A DECEASED PATIENT IN A HOSPITAL IS MEDICALLY SUITABLE TO BE AN ORGAN AND/OR TISSUE DONOR, AND AUTHORIZATION FOR THE DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION HAS BEEN OBTAINED, THE DONORíS ORGANS AND/OR TISSUES SHALL BE REMOVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION BY THE ORGAN PROCUREMENT ORGANIZATION, WHICH SHALL IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY THE APPROPRIATE MEDICAL EXAMINER THAT THE DECEASED PATIENT IS MEDICALLY SUITABLE TO BE AN ORGAN AND/OR TISSUE DONOR; TO PROVIDE THAT IF THE MEDICAL EXAMINER DETERMINES THAT EXAMINATION, ANALYSIS OR AUTOPSY OF THE ORGANS AND/OR TISSUE IS NECESSARY FOR HIS OR HER INVESTIGATION, THE MEDICAL EXAMINER MAY BE PRESENT WHILE THE ORGANS AND/OR TISSUES ARE REMOVED; TO REQUIRE THE PHYSICIAN REMOVING THE ORGANS AND/OR TISSUES TO FILE WITH THE MEDICAL EXAMINER A REPORT DETAILING THE DONATION; TO PROVIDE THAT WHEN REQUESTED BY THE MEDICAL EXAMINER, THE REPORT SHALL INCLUDE A BIOPSY OR MEDICALLY APPROVED SAMPLE FROM THE DONATED ORGANS AND/OR TISSUES; TO PROVIDE THAT IN A MEDICAL-LEGAL DEATH INVESTIGATION, DECISIONS ABOUT ORGAN AND/OR TISSUE DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION SHALL BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH A PROTOCOL ESTABLISHED AND MUTUALLY AGREED TO BY FIVE INDIVIDUALS REPRESENTING SEVERAL DIFFERENT INTERESTS; TO PROVIDE THAT ANY MEDICAL EXAMINER WHO FAILS TO FOLLOW THE PROTOCOL MAY BE DECERTIFIED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC SAFETY; TO AMEND SECTIONS 41-61-59 AND 41-61-65, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CONFORM TO THE PRECEDING SECTION; TO REPEAL SECTION 41-61-71, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH SETS FORTH A PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING CORNEAL TISSUE AND OTHER TISSUES FROM A DECEDENT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.


Information pertaining to this measure was last updated on 03/23/05 at 10:48.

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