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Prohibit Discrimination Organ Transplant Recipient

Concerning the prohibition of discrimination against a potential organ transplant recipient based solely on the person's disability.
2021 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The act prohibits a health-care provider, hospital, or other entity involved in making a decision regarding a person's eligibility to receive an anatomical gift, organ transplant, or any related treatment or services from discriminating against that person solely on the basis of a disability. The act authorizes an aggrieved person to commence a civil action for injunctive and equitable relief in the appropriate district court.

The act also prohibits a health insurance carrier that provides coverage for an organ transplant from denying or limiting coverage to a covered person for an anatomical gift, organ transplant, or any related treatment or services due to a disability. The act clarifies that a health benefit plan is not required to include coverage for an organ transplant.

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


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    05/06/2021 Signed Act PDF
    04/27/2021 Final Act PDF
    04/16/2021 Rerevised PDF
    04/15/2021 Revised PDF
    03/29/2021 Reengrossed PDF
    03/26/2021 Engrossed PDF
    03/04/2021 Introduced PDF

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