2020 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 745 - CIVIL IMMUNITIES
745 ILCS 40/ - Blood and Organ Transaction Liability Act.
(745 ILCS 40/0.01) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 5100)
Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Blood and Organ Transaction Liability Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)
(745 ILCS 40/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 5101)
Sec. 1. Declaration of public policy. The availability of scientific knowledge, skills and materials for the purpose of injecting, transfusing or transplanting human whole blood, plasma, blood products, blood derivatives and products, corneas, bones, or organs or other human tissue is important to the health and welfare of the people of this State. The imposition of legal liability without fault upon the persons and organizations engaged in such scientific procedures inhibits the exercise of sound medical judgment and restricts the availability of important scientific knowledge, skills and materials. It is therefore the public policy of this State to promote the health and welfare of the people by limiting the legal liability arising out of such scientific procedures to instances of negligence or willful misconduct.
(Source: P.A. 77-184.)
(745 ILCS 40/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 5102)
Sec. 2. Limitation of liability. The procuring, furnishing, donating, processing, distributing or using human whole blood, plasma, blood products, blood derivatives and products, corneas, bones, or organs or other human tissue for the purpose of injecting, transfusing or transplanting any of them in the human body is declared for purposes of liability in tort or contract to be the rendition of a service by every person, firm or corporation participating therein, whether or not any remuneration is paid therefor, and is declared not to be a sale of any such items and no warranties of any kind or description nor strict tort liability shall be applicable thereto, except as provided in Section 3.
(Source: P.A. 77-184.)
(745 ILCS 40/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 5103)
Sec. 3. Imposition of liability. Every person, firm or corporation involved in the rendition of any of the services described in Section 2 warrants to the person, firm or corporation receiving the service and to the ultimate recipient that he has exercised due care and followed professional standards of care in providing the service according to the current state of the medical arts, and in the case of a service involving blood or blood derivatives that he has rendered such service in accordance with "The Blood Labeling Act", effective October 1, 1972.
(Source: P.A. 78-31.)