Bill Text: NY A06582 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to eye and tissue donation; requires coroners to develop a protocol for making referrals of deaths that fall under their jurisdiction and occur outside of a hospital including calling the federally designated organ procurement organization for donor registry verification and a donor suitability determination.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 14-6)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-12 - referred to local governments [A06582 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06582-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          6582
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 12, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. ORTIZ, MONTESANO, D'URSO, SIMON, GIGLIO, RAIA,
          JAFFEE, NORRIS, GOODELL, PALMESANO, BLANKENBUSH -- Multi-Sponsored  by
          --  M. of A.  BARCLAY, HEVESI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Local Governments
        AN ACT to amend the county law, in relation to eye and tissue donation
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Dalton's Law".
     2    §  2. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 1 of section 671 of the county law,
     3  as amended by chapter 491 of the laws of 1987,  is  amended  and  a  new
     4  paragraph (c) is added to read as follows:
     5    (b) shall make inquiry into all deaths whether natural or unnatural in
     6  his  county occurring to an inmate of a correctional facility as defined
     7  by subdivision three of section forty of the correction law, whether  or
     8  not the death occurred inside such facility[.];
     9    (c)  shall develop a protocol for making referrals of deaths that fall
    10  under their jurisdiction and occur outside of a hospital. This  protocol
    11  shall  include, but shall not be limited to, requiring a call be made to
    12  the federally designated organ procurement organization.  The  federally
    13  designated  organ procurement organization will then make donor registry
    14  verification and a donor suitability determination.
    15    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02832-01-9
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