2006 Ohio Revised Code - 2108.01. Definitions.

§ 2108.01. Definitions.

As used in sections 2108.01 to 2108.12 of the Revised Code: 

(A) "Anatomical gift" means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect upon or after death. 

(B) "Decedent" means a deceased individual and includes a stillborn infant or fetus. 

(C) If a will or other document by which an anatomical gift is made includes a valid specification of the intended donee, "donee" means the specified person or entity; otherwise, "donee" means, in the case of organs, an organ procurement organization that serves the region of the state where the body of the donor is located or, in the case of tissue or eyes, an organization entitled by law to recover the tissue or eyes from the donor's body. 

(D) "Donor" means an individual who makes an anatomical gift. 

(E) "Hospital" means any hospital operated in this state that is certified under Title XVIII of the "Social Security Act," 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C. 301, as amended, or accredited by the joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations or the American osteopathic association. "Hospital" also means a facility licensed, accredited, registered, or approved as a hospital under the laws of any state, and includes a facility operated as a hospital by a state or a subdivision of the state, although not required to be licensed under state laws. 

(F) "Identification card" means an identification card issued under sections 4507.50 and 4507.51 of the Revised Code. 

(G) "Part" means any portion of a human body. 

(H) "Tissue" means any body part other than an organ or eye. 

(I) "Person" has the same meaning as in section 1.59 of the Revised Code and also includes a government or governmental subdivision or agency. 

(J) "Physician" or "surgeon" means an individual who is licensed or authorized to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery under the laws of any state. 

(K) "Recovery agency" means a nonprofit organization incorporated under Chapter 1702. of the Revised Code that is one of the following: 

(1) An organ procurement organization designated by the secretary of health and human services pursuant to Title XVIII of the "Social Security Act," 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C. 301, 1320b-8, as amended; 

(2) An eye bank that is accredited by the eye bank association of America or that has applied for accreditation, is in substantial compliance with accreditation standards of the association, and since applying for accreditation has been in operation for not longer than one year; 

(3) A tissue bank that is certified by the American association of tissue banks or that has applied for certification, is in substantial compliance with certification standards of the association, and since applying for certification has been in operation for not longer than one year. 

HISTORY: 133 v H 51 (Eff 11-6-69); 133 v H 852 (Eff 8-27-70); 143 v H 21 (Eff 3-27-91); 148 v S 188. Eff 12-13-2000.

Not analogous to former RC § 2108.01 (132 v H 215), repealed in 133 v H 51, § 2. 

For a section analogous to former RC § 2108.01, see now RC § 2108.02.

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