WIRSING-FEIGENHOLTZ-ERWIN-MILLER, BRADY AND MAY.
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, the Illinois Corneal
Transplant Act, and the Organ Donation Request Act. Provides that in
addition to the currently authorized persons, the decedent's attorney
under a power of attorney for health care, the decedent's surrogate
decision maker under the Health Care Surrogate Act, the decedent's
guardian of the person, any adult grandchild of the patient, or a
close friend of the patient may consent to the donation of an
anatomical gift by or the removal of corneal tissue from the decedent
or patient. Establishes requirements for a determination that a person
is a close friend of the patient.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything. Reinserts the original provisions of the
bill, with changes. Provides that any adult grandchild or close
friend of the decedent (rather than of the patient) may consent to the
donation of an anatomical gift by or the removal of corneal tissue
from the decedent. Establishes requirements for a determination that
a person is a close friend of the decedent (rather than of the
patient), including an affidavit presented to a representative of the
hospital's designated organ procurement agency or tissue bank (rather
than to the attending physician). Provides that any person authorized
or under obligation to dispose of the body also may give consent to
the donation of an anatomical gift or the removal of corneal tissue.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Corrects a cross-reference.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 2310/2310-396 new
Deletes everything. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed
bill, deleting the decedent's guardian of the person and a close
friend of the decedent as persons who may be authorized to consent to
an anatomical gift or the donation of corneal tissue from the decedent
and moving the decedent's surrogate decision maker under the Health
Care Surrogate Act from second to eighth in order of priority among
those persons who may receive that authority. Provides that for the
decedent's agent under a health care power of attorney to have that
authority, the power of attorney must provide specific direction
regarding organ donation. Amends the Department of Public Health
Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
Provides that the Department of Public Health shall establish an Organ
Donation Task Force to study the various laws and rules regarding
organ donation to determine whether consolidation or other changes in
the laws or rules are needed to facilitate organ donation in Illinois.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0349
Last action date: AUG-15-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 1
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