A. An organ procurement organization shall establish a donor registry in this state.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 36-858

  • Anatomical gift: means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research or education. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Donor: means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Donor registry: means a database that contains records of anatomical gifts. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Organ procurement organization: means a person that is designated by the secretary of the United States department of health and human services as an organ procurement organization. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Procurement organization: means any of the following:

    (a) An organ procurement organization. See Arizona Laws 36-841

  • Prospective donor: means an individual who is dead or near death and who has been determined by a procurement organization to have a part that could be medically suitable for transplantation, therapy, research or education. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Arizona Laws 36-841

B. The motor vehicle division of the department of transportation shall cooperate with the organ procurement organization that administers a donor registry to transfer to the donor registry all relevant information regarding a donor’s making of an anatomical gift.

C. A donor registry must:

1. Allow a donor or other person authorized pursuant to section 36-843 to include on the donor registry a statement or symbol that the anatomical gift was made by the donor.

2. Be accessible to a procurement organization to allow it to obtain relevant information on the donor registry to determine, at or near death of the donor or a prospective donor, whether the donor or prospective donor has made an anatomical gift.

3. Be accessible seven days a week on a twenty-four hour basis for purposes of paragraphs 1 and 2.

D. Personally identifiable information on a donor registry about a donor or prospective donor may not be used or disclosed without the express consent of the donor, prospective donor or person who made the anatomical gift for any purpose other than to determine, at or near death of the donor or prospective donor, if the donor or prospective donor has made, amended or revoked an anatomical gift.

E. This section does not prohibit any person from establishing or maintaining a donor registry that is not established by or under contract with this state.  Any such registry must comply with the requirements of subsections C and D of this section.