Requires only one physician to certify the death of a transplant donor.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6588 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY March 22, 2011 ___________Introduced by M. of A. CONTE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring only one physician to certify the death of a transplant donor THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 4306 of the public health law, as amended by chapter 589 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows: 2. When a donor is determined dead based on irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions, the time of death shall be certi- fied by a physician. Such physician may not participate in the proce- dure to remove or transplant the body part. In all other cases the time of death shall be certified by the physician who attends the donor at his death
[and one other physician, neither of whom shall]. SUCH PHYSI- CIAN MAY NOT participate in the procedure for removing or transplanting the part. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10125-01-1