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

    Chapter 6:

      Section: 26:6-86.2: Eligibility to receive anatomical gift.

2. a. An individual who is a candidate to receive an anatomical gift shall not be deemed ineligible to receive an anatomical gift solely because of the individual's physical or mental disability, except to the extent that the physical or mental disability has been found by a physician or surgeon, following an individualized evaluation of the potential recipient, to be medically significant to the provision of the anatomical gift. If an individual has the necessary support system to assist the individual in complying with post-transplant medical requirements, an individual's inability to independently comply with those requirements shall not be deemed to be medically significant. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to each part of the organ transplant process.

b. The court shall accord priority on its calendar and expeditiously proceed with an action brought to seek any remedy authorized by law for purposes of enforcing compliance with the provisions of this section.

c. The provisions of this section shall not be deemed to require referrals or recommendations for, or the performance of, medically inappropriate organ transplants.

d. As used in this section, "disability" has the same meaning as in the federal "Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990," Pub. L.101-336 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.).

L.2013, c.80, s.2.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2013-07-26 16:39:12.

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