2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:6-87 - Search for potential donor, document of refusal; permitted entities.
26:6-87 Search for potential donor, document of refusal; permitted entities.
11. a. Upon the request of an organ procurement organization, the following persons shall make a reasonable search of an individual who the person reasonably believes is dead or whose death is imminent for a document of gift or other information identifying the individual as a donor or as an individual who made a refusal:
(1)a law enforcement officer, firefighter, paramedic, or other emergency rescuer finding the individual; and
(2)if no other source of the information is immediately available, a hospital, as soon as practical after the individual's arrival at the hospital.
b.If a document of gift or a refusal to make an anatomical gift is located by the search required pursuant to subsection a. of this section, the person responsible for conducting the search shall make the document of gift or refusal immediately available to the organ procurement organization.
c.A person shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability, but may be subject to administrative sanctions, for a failure to discharge the duties imposed pursuant to this section.
L.2008, c.50, s.11.
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