§ 23-18.6.1-1 Short title
§ 23-18.6.1-2 Definitions
§ 23-18.6.1-3 Applicability
§ 23-18.6.1-4 Who may make anatomical gift before donor’s death
§ 23-18.6.1-5 Manner of making anatomical gift before donor’s death
§ 23-18.6.1-6 Amending or revoking anatomical gift before donor’s death
§ 23-18.6.1-7 Refusal to make anatomical gift — Effect of refusal
§ 23-18.6.1-8 Preclusive effect of anatomical gift, amendment or revocation
§ 23-18.6.1-9 Who may make anatomical gift of decedent’s body or part
§ 23-18.6.1-10 Manner of making, amending or revoking anatomical gift of decedent’s body or part
§ 23-18.6.1-11 Persons that may receive anatomical gift — Purpose of anatomical gift
§ 23-18.6.1-12 Search and notification
§ 23-18.6.1-13 Delivery of document of gift not required — Right to examine
§ 23-18.6.1-14 Rights and duties of procurement organization and others
§ 23-18.6.1-15 Coordination of procurement and use
§ 23-18.6.1-16 Sale or purchase of parts prohibited
§ 23-18.6.1-17 Other prohibited acts
§ 23-18.6.1-18 Immunity
§ 23-18.6.1-19 Law governing validity — Choice of law as to execution of document of gift — Presumption of validity
§ 23-18.6.1-20 Donor registry
§ 23-18.6.1-22 Cooperation between medical examiner and procurement organization
§ 23-18.6.1-23 Facilitation of anatomical gift from decedent whose body is under jurisdiction of medical examiner
§ 23-18.6.1-24 Uniformity of application and construction
§ 23-18.6.1-25 Relation to Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 23-18.6.1

  • Adult: means an individual who is at least eighteen (18) years of age. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Agent: means an individual:

    (i) Authorized to make health care decisions on the principal's behalf by a power of attorney for health care; or

    (ii) Expressly authorized to make an anatomical gift on the principal's behalf by any other record signed by the principal. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2

  • 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.
  • 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 Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Decedent: means a deceased individual whose body or part is or may be the source of an anatomical gift. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • 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 another adult who exhibited special care and concern for the individual. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Document of gift: means inclusion in a donor registry, a donor card or other record used to make an anatomical gift. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Donor: means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Donor registry: means the Rhode Island Donor Registry established under § 31-10-26. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • 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 Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: means a person appointed by a court to make decisions regarding the support, care, education, health, or welfare of an individual. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Hospital: means a facility licensed as a hospital under the law of any state or a facility operated as a hospital by the United States, a state, or a subdivision of a state. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Identification card: means an identification card issued by the department of motor vehicles. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16
  • 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 Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Minor: means an individual who is under eighteen (18) years of age. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • 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 Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services as an organ procurement organization. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Parent: means a parent whose parental rights have not been terminated. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Part: means an organ, an eye, or tissue of a human being. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • 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 Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Physician: means an individual authorized to practice medicine or osteopathy under the law of any state. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • 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 Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • 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. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • 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 Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Recipient: means an individual into whose body a decedent's part has been or is intended to be transplanted. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • 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 Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Refusal: means a record created under § 23-18. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Sign: means , with the present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:

    (i) To execute or adopt a tangible symbol; or

    (ii) To attach to or logically associate with the record an electronic symbol, sound, or process. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2

  • 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 Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • 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. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • Tissue: means a portion of the human body other than an organ or an eye. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • 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 Rhode Island General Laws 23-18.6.1-2
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8