A. The county medical examiner or individual legally delegated that authority shall release the name, contact information and available medical and social history of a decedent whose body is under the jurisdiction of the medical examiner to:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 36-861

  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Decedent: means a deceased individual whose body or part is or may be the source of an anatomical gift. 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.
  • Hospital: means a facility that is licensed as a hospital under the laws of any state or that is operated as a hospital by the United States, a state or a subdivision of a state. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Part: means an organ, eye or tissue of a human being. See Arizona Laws 36-841
  • Procurement organization: means any of the following:

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

1. The designated procurement organization, hospital, accredited medical school, dental school, college or university of an anatomical gift executed pursuant to section 36-844.

2. Any procurement organization under procedures adopted by the medical examiner for coordination of the procurement of anatomical gifts.

B. If the decedent‘s body or part is medically suitable for transplantation, therapy, research or education, the medical examiner, or individual legally delegated that authority, shall release postmortem examination results to a procurement organization. The procurement organization may make a subsequent disclosure of the postmortem examination results or other information received from the medical examiner only if relevant to transplantation or therapy.