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CS/CS/HB 429 — Donation and Transfer of Human Tissue

by Health and Human Services Committee; Health Quality Subcommittee; and Rep. Pigman (CS/SB 514 by Health Policy Committee and Senator Young)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill requires the Department of Health to develop and publish on its website an educational pamphlet on the risks and benefits of the transplantation of human cells, tissue, and cellular and tissue-based products. At a minimum, the pamphlet must include:

  • An overview of the risk of infectious disease transmission;
  • An overview of the standards for donor testing and screening;
  • An overview of processing methods intended to reduce the risk of disease or bacterial transmission in donated human cells, tissue, or cellular or tissue-based products;
  • The importance of providing limited recipient transplant information to the supplier of the human cells, tissue, or cellular or tissue-based products; and
  • Information about the generosity of the donor who provided the human cells, tissue, or cellular or tissue-based products.

The department must electronically notify physicians when the pamphlet is available.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2018.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 114-0