Terms Used In Iowa Code 142C.7

  • Donor: means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Hospital: means a hospital licensed under chapter 135B, or a hospital licensed, accredited, or approved under federal law or the laws of any other state, and includes a hospital operated by the federal government, a state, or a political subdivision of a state, although not required to be licensed under state laws. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Medical examiner: means an individual who is appointed as a medical examiner pursuant to section 331. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Part: means an organ, an eye, or tissue of a human being, but does not include the whole body of a human being. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Procurement organization: means an eye bank, organ procurement organization, or tissue bank. See Iowa Code 142C.2
 A hospital, licensed or certified health care professional pursuant to chapter 148, 148C, or 152, or medical examiner shall release patient information to a procurement organization as part of a referral or retrospective review of the patient as a potential donor, unless such disclosure would jeopardize an investigation or pose a clear and present danger to the public safety or the safety of an individual. Any information regarding a patient, including the patient’s identity, however, constitutes confidential medical information and under any other circumstances is prohibited from disclosure without the written consent of the patient or the patient’s legal representative.