2005 Connecticut Code - Sec. 19a-280a. Prohibition against transfer for valuable consideration of any human organ for use in human transplantation. Penalty.

      Sec. 19a-280a. Prohibition against transfer for valuable consideration of any human organ for use in human transplantation. Penalty. (a) For the purposes of this section:

      (1) "Human organ" means human kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas, eye, bone, skin, fetal tissue or any other human organ or tissue, but does not include hair or blood, blood components including plasma, blood derivatives, or blood reagents.

      (2) "Valuable consideration" does not include (A) a fee paid to a physician or to other medical personnel for services rendered in the usual course of medical practice or a fee paid for hospital or other clinical services; (B) reimbursement of legal or medical expenses incurred for the benefit of the ultimate receiver of the organ; or (C) reimbursement of expenses of travel, housing and lost wages incurred by the donor of a human organ in connection with the donation of the organ.

      (b) No person shall knowingly acquire, receive or otherwise transfer for valuable consideration any human organ for use in human transplantation.

      (c) Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

      (P.A. 88-318, S. 13, 15.)

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