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Human Remains Disposition Sale Businesses

Concerning measures to reduce the sale without consent of the remains of a human who was born alive, and, in connection therewith, registering nontransplant tissue banks and prohibiting certain owners of nontransplant tissue banks from owning certain other businesses that provide for the final disposition of human remains, and making an appropriation.
2018 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Bill Summary

Nontransplant tissue banks - registration and standards of practice - ownership by mortuary and crematory owners - appropriation. The act requires nontransplant tissue banks to:

  • Register with the director of the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies and pay a fee set by the director;
  • Appoint a designee with authority to require personnel to comply with laws concerning nontransplant tissue banks; and
  • Make disclosures, keep records and make them available to interested parties and the director, and maintain a standard of practice.

The registration of nontransplant tissue banks sunsets on September 1, 2024.

The act makes it unlawful under the "Mortuary Science Code" for a person to own more than a 10% direct or indirect interest in a funeral establishment or crematory while simultaneously owning more than a 10% direct or indirect interest in a nontransplant tissue bank.

$17,159 is appropriated to the department of regulatory agencies from the division of professions and occupations cash fund to implement the act.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details