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.)