Title 17. Education
Chapter 12. Scientific Research
Part II. Anatomical Gift Act
17:2355.1 Search for document of anatomical gift; notification
A. The following persons shall make a reasonable search of a person reasonably believed to be near death for a document of gift or other information identifying the person as a donor or a person who has refused to make such a donation:
(1) Any law enforcement officer, fireman, paramedic, or any other emergency rescuer assisting the person.
(2) A coroner or his designee.
(3) Any hospital, as soon as practical after the arrival of the person.
B. Upon death of a person, a coroner or his designee shall make a reasonable search of that person for a document of gift or other information as a donor or a person who has refused to make such a donation.
C. If a document of gift or refusal to make an anatomical gift is located in accordance with this Section, and the person or decedent to whom the document is related is taken to a hospital, the document of gift or refusal shall be sent to the hospital.
D. A person shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability for failing to discharge the duties imposed by this Section but may be subject to administrative sanctions.
Acts 2010, No. 937, § 2, eff. July 1, 2010. Amended by Acts 2014, No. 390, § 3.