Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 514
       By Senator Young
       18-00552-18                                            2018514__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to transplant of human tissue;
    3         amending s. 381.0041, F.S.; requiring an institution
    4         or physician responsible for transplanting an organ or
    5         an allograft, or for artificial insemination, to warn
    6         the recipient as to the risks of contracting Zika
    7         virus; providing an exception to the warning
    8         requirement for an organ or allograft that has been
    9         virally inactivated; defining the term “virally
   10         inactivated”; providing an effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Subsection (12) of section 381.0041, Florida
   15  Statutes, is amended to read:
   16         381.0041 Donation and transfer of human tissue; testing
   17  requirements.—
   18         (12) Before Prior to the transplant of an organ or
   19  allograft, or artificial insemination, the institution or
   20  physician responsible for overseeing the procedure must provide
   21  the prospective recipient a warning as to the risks of
   22  contracting human immunodeficiency virus and Zika virus. The
   23  Zika virus warning is not required for an organ or an allograft
   24  that has been virally inactivated. For purposes of this
   25  subsection, the term “virally inactivated” means an organ or
   26  allograft that has undergone a validated process to eliminate
   27  viral contamination.
   28         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.