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The DC Code: § 7-1531.24 Duties of hospitals and hospices.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)
a
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.
b
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.
c
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

Credits

(Apr. 15, 2008, D.C. Law 17-145, § 25, 55 DCR 2532.)