senate Bill S7457

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes 15-17 year olds to register to donate organs and tissue upon their death

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jun 11, 2012 reported and committed to rules
May 22, 2012 referred to health

S7457 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8860
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง4301 & 4310, Pub Health L

S7457 - Summary

Authorizes 15-17 year olds to register to donate organs and tissue upon their death; provides that parents or a legal guardian shall be notified and can rescind such decision to donate organs or tissue at the time of death; requires that the parent or legal guardian sign the registration along with the 15-17 year old and that such registration may be submitted by mail, in person, or electronically.

S7457 - Sponsor Memo

S7457 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7457

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 22, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to authorizing people
  between the ages of fifteen and seventeen to register to be organ  and
  tissue donors

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  Subdivision 1 of section 4301 of the public health law, as
amended by chapter 348 of the laws  of  2009,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  (A) Any individual of sound mind and eighteen years of age or more
may give all or any part of his or her body for any purpose specified in
section forty-three hundred two of this article, the gift to take effect
upon death. In any case where the donor has properly executed  an  organ
donor  card,  driver's license authorization to make an anatomical gift,
pursuant to paragraph (a) of subdivision one  of  section  five  hundred
four  of  the  vehicle and traffic law, registered in the New York state
organ and tissue donor registry under section forty-three hundred ten of
this article, or has otherwise given written authorization for organ  or
tissue donation, authorization for donation shall not be rescinded by an
objection  by a member of any of the classes specified in paragraphs (a)
through (h) of subdivision two of this section, except  upon  a  showing
that the donor revoked the authorization.
  (B)  ANY  INDIVIDUAL OF SOUND MIND AND BETWEEN THE AGES OF FIFTEEN AND
SEVENTEEN MAY GIVE ALL OR ANY PART OF HIS OR HER BODY  FOR  ANY  PURPOSE
SPECIFIED  IN  SECTION FORTY-THREE HUNDRED TWO OF THIS ARTICLE, THE GIFT
TO TAKE EFFECT UPON DEATH; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,  THAT  EVEN  IN  ANY  CASE
WHERE  THE  DONOR  HAS  PROPERLY  EXECUTED AN ORGAN DONOR CARD, DRIVER'S
LICENSE AUTHORIZATION TO MAKE AN ANATOMICAL GIFT, PURSUANT TO  PARAGRAPH
(A)  OF  SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION FIVE HUNDRED FOUR OF THE VEHICLE AND
TRAFFIC LAW, OR HAS OTHERWISE GIVEN WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION FOR  ORGAN  OR
TISSUE  DONATION,  THE  PARENTS  OR  LEGAL GUARDIAN OF THE PERSON OF THE
DECEDENT AT THE TIME OF HIS OR HER DEATH SHALL BE NOTIFIED PRIOR TO  THE
REMOVAL OF ANY ORGAN FOR DONATION AND THE AUTHORIZATION FOR DONATION MAY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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