2021 Wyoming Statutes
Title 35 - Public Health and Safety
Chapter 5 - Anatomical Gifts and Organ Transplantation
Article 2 - Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
Section 35-5-219 - Donor Registry.
35-5-219. Donor registry.
(a) The department shall electronically transfer to a procurement organization the information that appears on the front of the driver's license or identification card, to include the name, gender, date of birth, social security number if it appears on the license or card, driver's license or identification card number, issue date or renewal date and address of the individual identified as a donor. The department shall also electronically transfer any subsequent change in the donor's status, including revocation of the gift. The department shall submit to the department of health a statement of costs incurred to initially install and establish the electronic transfer of donor information. The department of health shall direct the state auditor to reimburse the department for the costs from the anatomical awareness account under W.S. 35-5-225 to the extent there are funds in that account. There shall be no charge to a procurement organization for the transfer of donor information.
(b) With the information obtained from the department and from other sources including donors and donors' agents pursuant to W.S. 35-5-205(b), the procurement organization shall establish and maintain a statewide organ and tissue donor registry to facilitate organ and tissue donations. The cost incurred to create and maintain the registry shall be paid by the procurement organization. Registry information shall be accessible to any procurement organization located in Wyoming and may be disseminated to a procurement organization in another state for the recovery or placement of organs and tissue. Registry information may also be disseminated to Wyoming eye banks under this section.
(c) A donor registry shall:
(i) Allow a donor or other person authorized under W.S. 35-5-204 to include on the donor registry a statement or symbol that the donor has made, amended or revoked an anatomical gift;
(ii) Be accessible to a procurement organization to allow it to obtain relevant information on the donor registry to determine, at or near death of the donor or a prospective donor, whether the donor or prospective donor has made, amended or revoked an anatomical gift; and
(iii) Be accessible for purposes of paragraphs (i) and (ii) of this subsection seven (7) days a week on a twenty-four (24) hour basis.
(d) Personally identifiable information on a donor registry about a donor or prospective donor may not be used or disclosed without the express consent of the donor, prospective donor or person who made the anatomical gift for any purpose other than to determine, at or near death of the donor or prospective donor, whether the donor or prospective donor has made, amended or revoked an anatomical gift.
(e) This section does not prohibit any person from creating or maintaining a donor registry that is not established by or under contract with the state. Any such registry shall comply with subsections (c) and (d) of this section.