2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 39 - Motor Vehicles And Traffic Regulation
Section 39:3-12.3 - Promotion Of Organ, Tissue Donation By Njmvc, Donate Life Nj Registry Established.

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39:3-12.3 Promotion of organ, tissue donation by NJMVC, Donate Life NJ Registry established.

7. a. (1) Within nine months after the effective date of P.L.2008, c.48 (C.26:6-66 et al.), the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission shall insure access by residents to an Internet-based interface that promotes organ and tissue donation and enables residents 18 years of age or older to register as donors and have their decisions immediately integrated into the current database maintained by the commission. The database shall include only affirmative donation decisions.

(2)Within one year of the effective date of P.L.2008, c.48 (C.26:6-66 et al.), the commission shall establish a system which allows New Jersey holders of driver's licenses or personal identification cards who do not have access to the Internet-based interface to add their donor designation to the Donate Life NJ Registry by submitting a paper form to the commission.

Registration shall be provided at no cost to the registrant.

b.The database and Internet-based interface established in this section shall be known as the Donate Life NJ Registry.

c.The form and content of the Internet-based interface shall be designed in collaboration with the organ procurement organizations designated pursuant to 42 U.S.C.s.1320b-8 to serve in the State of New Jersey.

d.Donor information entered into the registry shall supersede any prior conflicting information provided to the registry or on the individual's driver's license or identification card, and pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1969, c.161 (C.26:6-58) and section 1 of P.L.1987, c.244 (C.26:6-58.1) or any subsequent statute adopted pursuant thereto, registration by a donor shall constitute sufficient authorization to donate organ and tissues for transplantation and therapy and authorization of another person shall not be necessary to effectuate the gift.

e.Within one year of the effective date of P.L.2008, c.48 (C.26:6-66 et al.), the Donate Life NJ Registry and the official website of the commission shall provide links through which individuals may make voluntary contributions of $1.00 or more to the Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Education Fund established by P.L.1999, c.386 (C.54A:9-25.17 et seq.). Such opportunities shall include both electronic and paper contributions. The links shall be provided in connection with the issuance of licenses, personal identification cards, and the registration of motor vehicles.

L.2008, c.48, s.7.

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