S135: Improve Anatomical Gift Donation Process. Latest Version



AN ACT improving the efficiency of organ, eye, and tissue donation at the department of motor vehicles by requiring donors who originally became donors in another jurisdiction to consent to the imprinting of an anatomical gift statement or symbol on the donor's north carolina drivers license or identification card and by clarifying when an anatomical gift made by authorizing that a statement or symbol be imprinted on the donor's drivers license or identification card will be considered revoked.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  G.S. 130A‑412.7(a) reads as rewritten:

(a)      A donor may make an anatomical gift by any of the following methods:

(1)        By authorizing that a statement or symbol be imprinted on the donor's drivers license or identification card indicating that the donor has made an anatomical gift. A donor who originally became a donor in another jurisdiction by this method and applies for a drivers license or identification card in this State is required to authorize that a statement or symbol be imprinted on the donor's drivers license or identification card issued in this State in order for the anatomical gift to be valid under this subdivision. Anatomical gifts made by this method shall not include a donation of the donor's body.

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SECTION 2.  G.S. 130A‑412.7 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:

(c1)    A statement or symbol on a drivers license or identification card issued in this State indicating that the donor has made an anatomical gift shall remain on the donor's drivers license or identification card until the donor revokes consent to make an anatomical gift by requesting removal of the statement or symbol from the drivers license or identification card in the manner prescribed by the Division of Motor Vehicles.

SECTION 3.  This act becomes effective October 1, 2021.