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Human Remains Disposition Sale Businesses

Concerning measures to reduce the sale without consent of the remains of a human who was born alive, and, in connection therewith, registering nontransplant tissue banks and prohibiting certain owners of nontransplant tissue banks from owning certain other businesses that provide for the final disposition of human remains, and making an appropriation.
2018 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Bill Summary

The bill makes it unlawful under the 'Mortuary Science Code' for a person to own more than a 10% indirect interest in a funeral establishment or crematory while simultaneously owning interest in a nontransplant tissue bank. The bill requires nontransplant tissue banks to:

  • Register with the director of the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies; and
  • Make disclosures, keep records and make them available to interested parties and the director, and maintain a standard of practice.

The registration of nontransplant tissue banks sunsets on September 1, 2024.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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