1. The director of public health shall contract with and recognize the Iowa donor registry for the purpose of indicating on the donor registry all relevant information regarding a donor’s making or amending of an anatomical gift.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 142C.18

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Donor: means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Donor registry: means a database that contains records of anatomical gifts and amendments of anatomical gifts. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • gift: means a donation of all or part of the human body effective after the donor's death, for the purposes of transplantation, therapy, research, or education. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Iowa donor network: means the nonprofit organization certified by the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services of the United States department of health and human services as the single organ procurement agency serving the state and which also serves as the tissue recovery agency for the state. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Iowa donor registry: means the Iowa donor registry administered by the Iowa donor network. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Person: means person as defined in section 4. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Procurement organization: means an eye bank, organ procurement organization, or tissue bank. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Prospective donor: means an individual who is dead or near death and has been determined by a procurement organization to have a part that could be medically suitable for transplantation, therapy, research, or education, but does not include an individual who has made a refusal. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Refusal: means a record created pursuant to section 142C. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • State: means any 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 Iowa Code 142C.2
  • week: means seven consecutive days. See Iowa Code 4.1
 2. The state department of transportation shall cooperate with a person that administers the Iowa donor registry for the purpose of transferring to the donor registry all relevant information regarding a donor’s making of an anatomical gift.
 3. The Iowa donor registry shall do all of the following:

 a. Allow a donor or other person authorized under section 142C.3 to include on the donor registry a statement or symbol that the donor has made or amended an anatomical gift.
 b. Be accessible to a procurement organization to allow the procurement organization to obtain relevant information on the donor registry to determine, at or near the death of the donor or a prospective donor, whether the donor or prospective donor has made, amended, or revoked an anatomical gift.
 c. Be accessible for purposes of paragraphs “a” and “b” seven days a week on a twenty-four-hour per day basis.
 d. Provide a centralized, automated system to compile donation information received by the state department of transportation, county treasurers, and the Iowa donor network.
 e. Provide educational materials regarding the making, amending, or revoking of an anatomical gift or a refusal to make an anatomical gift.
 4. Personally identifiable information on the donor registry about a donor or prospective donor shall not be used or disclosed without the express consent of the donor, prospective donor, or person that made the anatomical gift for any purpose other than to determine, at or near the death of the donor or prospective donor, whether the donor or prospective donor has made, amended, or revoked an anatomical gift.