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The DC Code: § 7-1531.15 Sale or purchase of parts prohibited.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)
Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this section, a person that, for valuable consideration, knowingly purchases or sells a part for transplantation, therapy, research, education, or any other purpose, if removal of a part from an individual is intended to occur after the individual's death, commits a felony and upon conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $50,000, imprisonment not exceeding 5 years, or both.
A person may charge a reasonable amount for the removal, processing, preservation, quality control, storage, transportation, implantation, or disposal of a part.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 17-145, see notes following § 7-1531.01. Uniform Law This section is based upon § 16 of the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (2006). See Vol. 8A, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 7-1531.15 Current through December 11, 2012


(Apr. 15, 2008, D.C. Law 17-145, § 16, 55 DCR 2532.)