- Whenever a patient of a hospital or hospice dies, is determined to be a suitable candidate for organ or tissue donation, and has not made an anatomical gift by will or document of gift, a representative of the hospital or hospice shall, in accordance with § 7-1531.08, request a person authorized by that section to consent to an anatomical gift of all or part of the decedent's body.
- The request required by subsection (a) of this section shall be made only if a procurement organization has notified the hospital or hospice that a donation can be properly obtained and used in a manner consistent with accepted medical standards.
- Upon the discovery of a properly executed document of gift or the receipt of a consent under subsection (a) of this section, a hospital or hospice shall immediately notify a procurement organization and shall cooperate in procuring the anatomical gift.
Historical and Statutory
Legislative History of Laws
For Law 17-145, see notes following § 7-1531.01.
DC CODE § 7-1531.24
Current through December 11, 2012
(Apr. 15, 2008, D.C. Law 17-145, § 25, 55 DCR 2532.)