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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 6:

      Section: 26:6-70: Definitions relative to anatomical gifts for educational and research use.

3. As used in this act:

"Anatomical research recovery organization" means a nonprofit corporation engaged in the recovery of a human body or part donated for education, research, or the advancement of medical, dental, or mortuary science pursuant to P.L.1969, c.161 (C.26:6-57 et seq.) or any subsequent statute adopted pursuant thereto, where part or all of the recovery takes place in this State. Anatomical research recovery organization shall not include an accredited institution of higher education in this State that uses an anatomical gift for its own educational or research purposes and is not engaged in the distribution of a human body or part to another person or entity.

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Health.

"Department" means the Department of Health.

"Distribution" means the removal of a human body or part from a storage location to any other location for educational or research use, or the advancement of medical, dental, or mortuary science.

"Education" means the use of the whole body or parts for purposes of teaching or training individuals, including medical or dental professionals and students, with regard to the anatomy and characteristics of the human body.

"Human body part" or "part" means organs, tissues, eyes, bones, blood vessels, and any other portions of a deceased human body which are subject to an anatomical gift pursuant to P.L.1969, c.161 (C.26:6-57) or any subsequent statute adopted pursuant thereto, but does not include blood collected pursuant to P.L.1945, c.301 (C.26:2A-1).

"Recovery" means the obtaining of a human body or part, including, but not limited to, determining or obtaining consent or authorization for donation of the human body or part, performing surgical or other technical procedures for recovering the body or part, and processing the body or part. Recovery does not include actions taken by a medical examiner or coroner as part of his professional duties.

"Research" means the conduct of scientific testing and observation designed to result in the acquisition of generalizable knowledge. Research does not include an autopsy or other investigation conducted for the purpose of obtaining information related to the decedent.

L.2008, c.49, s.3; amended 2012, c.17, s.346.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.

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