(755 ILCS 50/5-15)
(was 755 ILCS 50/4.5)
Disability of recipient.
(a) No hospital, physician and surgeon, procurement organization, or other
person shall determine the ultimate recipient of an anatomical gift based upon
a potential recipient's physical or mental disability, except to the extent
that the physical or mental disability has been found by a physician and
surgeon, following a case-by-case evaluation of the potential recipient, to be
medically significant to the provision of the anatomical
(b) Subsection (a) shall apply to each part of the organ transplant process.
(c) The court shall accord priority on its calendar and handle
expeditiously any action brought to seek any remedy authorized by law for
purposes of enforcing compliance with this Section.
(d) This Section shall not be deemed to require referrals or
recommendations for or the performance of medically inappropriate organ
(e) As used in this Section "disability" has the same meaning as in the
federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.,
Public Law 101-336) as may be amended from time to time.
(Source: P.A. 98-172, eff. 1-1-14.)