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H 4362
Session 109 (1991-1992) 

H 4362 General Bill, By M.O. Alexander, Alexander, Cooper, W.S. Houck, 
H.H. Keyserling, Koon, S.G. Manly, J.G. Mattos, Neilson and D.C. Waldrop
 A Bill to amend the Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, by adding Section
 44-43-925 so as to provide an organ and tissue certification form to
 facilitate the recovery of organs and tissues.

   02/05/92  House  Introduced and read first time HJ-19
   02/05/92  House  Referred to Committee on Medical, Military,
                     Public and Municipal Affairs HJ-19



A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 44-43-925 SO AS TO PROVIDE AN ORGAN AND TISSUE CERTIFICATION FORM TO FACILITATE THE RECOVERY OF ORGANS AND TISSUES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION 1. The 1976 Code is amended by adding:

"Section 44-43-925. In addition to the donation form authorized pursuant to Section 44-43-120, the following form may be used by hospitals and procurement agencies to facilitate the recovery of organs and tissues. A potential donor may choose to adopt a declaration substantially in the following form:

ORGAN AND TISSUE DONOR CERTIFICATION: Notwithstanding a previous declaration relative to the withholding or withdrawal of life-prolonging procedures, I desire to donate my organs or tissues as specifically designated below. I direct my attending physician to take the necessary measures to accomplish my desire as indicated. By initialing the following lines and signing this certification I specifically make this anatomical gift, if medically acceptable, to take effect upon my death.

_____ I desire to donate my organs or tissues for transplantation.

_____ I desire to donate the following organs or tissues for transplantation: _________________.

_____ If the above organs or tissues are medically unacceptable for transplantation, I authorize their use for medical research or educational purposes.

_____ I do not desire to donate my organs or tissues for transplantation or research.

__________________________

Signature "

SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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