§ 142C.1 Short title
§ 142C.2 Definitions
§ 142C.3 Persons who may make — manner of making — amending or revoking — refusal to make anatomical gift before donor’s death — preclusive effect
§ 142C.4 Who may make anatomical gift of decedent’s body or part — amending or revoking gift
§ 142C.4A Cooperation between medical examiner and organ procurement organization — facilitation of anatomical gift from decedent whose body is under jurisdiction of medical examiner
§ 142C.5 Persons who may receive anatomical gifts and purposes for which anatomical gifts may be made
§ 142C.5A Search and notification
§ 142C.6 Delivery of document of gift not required — right to examine
§ 142C.7 Confidential information
§ 142C.8 Rights and duties of procurement organizations and donors
§ 142C.9 Coordination of procurement and use
§ 142C.10 Sale or purchase of parts prohibited — penalty
§ 142C.10A Other prohibited acts — penalty
§ 142C.11 Immunity
§ 142C.12 Service but not a sale
§ 142C.12A Law governing validity, choice of law, presumption of validity
§ 142C.12B Effect of anatomical gift on advance health care directive
§ 142C.13 Transitional provisions
§ 142C.14 Uniformity of application and construction
§ 142C.14A Electronic signatures
§ 142C.15 Anatomical gift public awareness and transplantation fund — established — uses of fund
§ 142C.17 Annual donation and compliance report
§ 142C.18 Iowa donor registry

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 142C - Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act

  • Adult: means an individual who is eighteen years of age or older. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Advance health care directive: means a durable power of attorney for health care pursuant to chapter 144B or a record signed or authorized by a prospective donor containing the prospective donor's direction concerning a health care decision for the prospective donor. See Iowa Code 142C.12B
  • Agent: means an individual who meets any of the following conditions:
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Board: means the board of hearing aid specialists. See Iowa Code 154A.1
  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: means a deceased individual whose body or part is or may be the source of an anatomical gift and includes a stillborn infant. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Declaration: means a record signed by a prospective donor specifying the circumstances under which a life support system may be withheld or withdrawn from the prospective donor. See Iowa Code 142C.12B
  • Department: means the Iowa department of public health. See Iowa Code 154A.1
  • Disinterested witness: means a witness other than the spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, grandparent, or guardian of the individual who makes, amends, revokes, or refuses to make an anatomical gift, or any other adult who exhibited special care and concern for the individual. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Document of gift: means a donor card or other record used to make an anatomical gift, including a statement or symbol on a driver's license, identification card, or hunting, fishing, or fur harvester license, or an entry in a donor registry. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Eye bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage, or distribution of human eyes or portions of human eyes. 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
  • Forensic pathologist: means a pathologist who is further certified in the subspecialty of forensic pathology by the American board of pathology. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • 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
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Guardian: means a person appointed by a court to make decisions regarding the support, care, education, health, or welfare of an individual, but does not include a guardian ad litem. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Health care decision: means any decision regarding the health care of the prospective donor. See Iowa Code 142C.12B
  • 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
  • Identification card: means a nonoperator's identification card issued by the state department of transportation pursuant to section 321. 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
  • 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.
  • Know: means to have actual knowledge. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • License: means a license issued by the state under this chapter to a hearing aid specialist. See Iowa Code 154A.1
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Medical examiner: means an individual who is appointed as a medical examiner pursuant to section 331. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Minor: means an individual who is less than eighteen years of age. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Organ procurement organization: means a person designated by the United States secretary of health and human services as an organ procurement organization. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Parent: means a parent whose parental rights have not been terminated. 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
  • Pathologist: means a licensed physician who is certified in anatomic or clinical pathology by the American board of pathology. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Person: means person as defined in section 4. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Physician: means an individual authorized to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery under the laws of any state. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • 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
  • Reasonably available: means able to be contacted by a procurement organization without undue effort and willing and able to act in a timely manner consistent with existing medical criteria necessary for the making of an anatomical gift. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Recipient: means an individual into whose body a decedent's part has been transplanted or is intended for transplant. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Refusal: means a record created pursuant to section 142C. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • sell: means a transfer of title or of the right to use by lease, bailment, or any other means, but excludes a wholesale transaction with a distributor or hearing aid specialist, and excludes the temporary, charitable loan or educational loan of a hearing aid without remuneration. See Iowa Code 154A.1
  • Sign: means to do any of the following with the present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:
  • 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
  • Technician: means an individual determined to be qualified to remove or process parts by an appropriate organization that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law and includes an enucleator. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Tissue: means a portion of the human body other than an organ or an eye, but does not include blood unless the blood is donated for the purpose of research or education. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Tissue bank: means a person that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage, or distribution of tissue. See Iowa Code 142C.2
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • week: means seven consecutive days. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1