§ 31-10.1-8. Anatomical gifts by operators.
(a) The division of motor vehicles, in conjunction with the federally designated organ and tissue procurement agency, shall develop and implement a program encouraging and allowing for persons to make anatomical gifts, during the process of issuing and renewing licenses provided for in § 31-10.1-1. The division of motor vehicles shall give to all persons seeking the licenses, a document containing a summary description and explanation of the Anatomical Gift Act, chapter 18.6 of title 23. Any person wishing to donate tissue or organs under the provisions of chapter 18.6 of title 23 shall be included in the Rhode Island Donor Registry as defined by § 31-10-26.1(g) and issued a driver's license or nonoperator's identification card bearing a notation or symbol indicating the person's consent to donate under the chapter and defining the term "qualified donee" as outlined in chapter 18.6 of title 23. The division of motor vehicles, in conjunction with the federally designated organ and tissue procurement agency, may on behalf of the state, accept and deposit with the general treasurer any grant, gift or contribution made to assist in meeting the cost of carrying out the purposes of this section, and may expend the funds for these purposes.
(b) Application for monies to support these purposes will be made to the general treasurer by the division of motor vehicles, and/or the federally designated organ and tissue procurement agency.
(c) The division of motor vehicles may make and sign any agreements and may do and perform any and all acts necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 246, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 392, § 2.)