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Georgia State Code
Title      44
Chapter       5  
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Title 44, Chapter 5, Section 142 (44-5-142)

As used in this article, the term:

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

(2) "Bank or storage facility" means an organ procurement organization or any entity licensed or approved in the State of Georgia as a tissue bank, eye bank, or clinical laboratory which procures, stores, or processes human tissue designed to be used for medical purposes in human beings.

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

(4) "Document of gift" means a donor card, a statement attached to or imprinted on a motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license, a will, or other writing used to make an anatomical gift.

(5) "Donor" means an individual who makes a gift of all or part of his body.

(6) "Enucleator" means an individual who is authorized to remove eyes.

(7) "Hospital" means a hospital licensed, accredited, or approved under the laws of any state, although not required to be licensed under state laws, and includes hospitals operated by the United States government or by the state or a subdivision thereof.

(8) "Organ" means any heart, lung, pancreas, kidney, or liver.

(9) "Organ procurement organization" means an organization located in the State of Georgia that is designated by the Health Care Financing Administration of the federal Department of Health and Human Services under the end stage renal disease facility regulations to perform or coordinate the performance of all of the following services:

(A) Procurement of donated kidneys;

(B) Preservation of donated kidneys;

(C) Transportation of donated kidneys; and

(D) Maintenance of a system to locate prospective recipients of procured organs.

An organ procurement organization may also perform these services for extrarenal vital organs and includes any organization certified by the federal Department of Health and Human Services as an organ procurement organization.

(10) "Part" means organs, tissues, eyes, bones, arteries, blood and other fluids, and any other portions of a human body. The term "part" also means a heart pacemaker.

(11) "Person" means an individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity.

(12) "Physician" or "surgeon" means a physician or surgeon licensed or authorized to practice under the laws of any state.

(13) "State" means any state, district, commonwealth, territory, insular possession, and any other area subject to the legislative authority of the United States of America.

(14) "Technician" means an individual authorized by a bank or storage facility to remove or process an anatomical gift, excluding the removal of organs for transplantation.

Sunday May 24 03:46 EDT


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