Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-18.6.1
Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act

SECTION 23-18.6.1-16

§ 23-18.6.1-16. Sale or purchase of parts prohibited.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), a person that for valuable consideration, knowingly purchases or sells a part for transplantation or therapy if removal of a part from an individual is intended to occur after the individual's death commits a felony and upon conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or imprisonment not exceeding five (five) years, or both.

(b) Subject to subsection (c), a person may charge a reasonable amount for the removal, processing, preservation, quality control, storage, transportation, implantation, or disposal of a part.

(c) No physician, hospital or other health care provider may charge the donor's estate or family for any cost incurred in testing or removing a donor's part, and such charge shall be void and unenforceable.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2007, ch. 476, § 2; P.L. 2009, ch. 235, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 236, § 1.)