2015 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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311.1951 Cooperation among medical examiner, coroner, and tissue procurement
A medical examiner, coroner, and organ and tissue procurement organizations shall
cooperate with each other to maximize the opportunity to recover anatomical gifts
for the purpose of transplantation and therapy.
If a medical examiner or coroner receives notice from a procurement organization
that an anatomical gift might be available or was made with respect to a decedent
whose body is under the jurisdiction of the medical examiner or coroner and a
postmortem examination is going to be performed, unless the medical examiner or
coroner denies recovery in accordance with KRS 311.1953, the medical examiner or
coroner or designee shall conduct, when practicable, a postmortem examination of
the body or the part in a manner and within a period compatible with its
preservation for the purposes of the gift.
A part may not be removed from the body of a decedent under the jurisdiction of a
medical examiner or coroner for transplantation and therapy unless the part is the
subject of an anatomical gift of organs or tissues for transplantation.
Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Created 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 161, sec. 21, effective July 15, 2010.
CHAPTER 311 - PHYSICIANS, OSTEOPATHS, PODIATRISTS, AND RELATED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
311.1951 Cooperation among medical examiner, coroner, and tissue procurement organizations.
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