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Public Act 099-0262





Public Act 099-0262
HB4120 EnrolledLRB099 04316 HEP 24343 b

    AN ACT concerning health.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Vital Records Act is amended by adding
Section 21.7 as follows:
    (410 ILCS 535/21.7 new)
    Sec. 21.7. Temporary removal of a dead body. No permit for
transportation signed by the local registrar is required prior
to transporting a dead human body out of the State of Illinois,
at the direction of a federally designated organ procurement
organization, for the purpose of organ or tissue donation. The
dead human body being transported for the purpose of organ or
tissue donation shall be accompanied by a self-issued permit in
accordance with rules adopted by the Department of Public
Health. This self-issued permit shall be completed by an
Illinois-licensed funeral director and embalmer or
Illinois-licensed funeral director and shall serve as
notification to the county medical examiner or coroner of the
jurisdiction or county in which the death occurred that the
dead human body is being transported out of Illinois for a
period not to exceed 36 hours. This Section applies only to
instances in which the dead human body is to be returned to
Illinois prior to disposition. This Section does not affect any
rights or responsibilities held by county medical examiners or
coroners under the Local Governmental and Governmental
Employees Tort Immunity Act. The Department of Public Health
shall adopt rules to implement this Section.

Effective Date: 1/1/2016