2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-279a. Anatomical gifts: Definitions.

      Sec. 19a-279a. Anatomical gifts: Definitions. As used in sections 19a-279a to 19a-279l, inclusive:

      (1) "Anatomical gift" means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect upon or after death.

      (2) "Decedent" means a deceased person and includes a stillborn infant or fetus.

      (3) "Document of gift" means an organ and tissue donor card, inclusion in a donor registry, a statement attached to or imprinted on a motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license, an indication on a signed motor vehicle operator's license application or renewal form, a will or other writing used to make an anatomical gift.

      (4) "Donor" means a person who makes an anatomical gift of all or part of his or her body.

      (5) "Hospital" means a hospital licensed under chapter 368v or licensed, accredited or approved as a hospital under the law of any state or a facility operated as a hospital by the United States government, a state or a subdivision of a state.

      (6) "Donor registry" means an electronic database developed and maintained by any procurement organization to identify donors.

      (7) "Part" means an organ, tissue, eye, bone, artery, blood, fluid or other portion of a human body.

      (8) "Person" means an individual, corporation, limited liability company, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, joint venture, association, government, governmental subdivision or agency or any other legal or commercial entity.

      (9) "Physician" or "surgeon" means a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery under chapter 370 or the law of any other state.

      (10) "Procurement organization" means a person licensed, accredited or approved under federal law or the laws of any state as a nonprofit organ and tissue procurement organization for procurement, distribution or storage of human bodies or parts.

      (11) "State" means a state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

      (12) "Technician" means a technician of an organ or tissue procurement organization which meets the requirements of the American Association of Tissue Banks or the Eyebank Association of America.

      (P.A. 88-318, S. 1, 15; P.A. 95-79, S. 60, 189; P.A. 99-102, S. 19; P.A. 04-122, S. 3.)

      History: P.A. 95-79 redefined "person" to include a limited liability company, effective May 31, 1995; P.A. 99-102 amended Subdiv. (8) by deleting obsolete reference to chapter 371 and osteopathy; P.A. 04-122 redefined "document of gift" in Subdiv. (3) to include inclusion in a donor registry and an indication on a license application or renewal form, added new Subdiv. (6) defining "donor registry", redesignated existing Subdivs. (6) to (11) as new Subdivs, (7) to (12), respectively, and made technical and conforming changes in Subdivs. (3), (4) and (10).

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