HB 4859

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 93rd Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Anatomical Gift Organ Donation


Amends the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act. Renames the Act the Illinois Anatomical Gift Act. Defines "close friend", "federally designated organ procurement agency", "not available", "organ", "tissue", and "tissue bank". Adds the guardian of the decedent's person at the time of death, the decedent's surrogate decision maker identified by the attending physician in accordance with the Health Care Surrogate Act, and a close friend of the decedent to the list of persons who may give consent for organ donation after or before the death of the person. Provides notification and consent requirements for organ or tissue donation for inpatients in a general acute care hospital with more than 100 beds. Includes the provisions of the Illinois Corneal Transplant Act and the Organ Donation Request Act in the Illinois Anatomical Gift Act. Repeals the Illinois Corneal Transplant Act and the Organ Donation Act. Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Includes organs in the definition of "human tissue" in the Section concerning tissue bank registry and provides that "tissue bank" has the same meaning as set forth in the Illinois Anatomical Gift Act. Amends the Illinois Living Will Act and the Health Care Surrogate Act. Provides that, in the event of the patient's death as determined by a physician, and notwithstanding a Do Not Resuscitate Order, all medical care is terminated unless the patient is an organ donor. Provides that if the deceased patient is an organ donor, medical treatment may be applied or continued temporarily. Amends the School Code. Requires the regional superintendent of schools in which a school district that maintains grades 9 and 10 is located to distribute organ transplant information. Amends various statutes to change references to the Illinois Anatomical Gift Act (from the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act). Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to allow an organ transplant delivery vehicle to use blue oscillating, rotating, or flashing lights on the vehicle when the transplant delivery is declared an emergency by a member of the transplant team or a representative of the organ procurement organization. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

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Jan 11, 2005


Session Sine Die

Feb 04, 2004


Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Jim Sacia


First Reading


Referred to Rules Committee

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