SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be a commission to study and provide recommendations on ways to incentivize organ donation.
SECTION 2. The commission shall consist of the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on health care financing, who shall serve as the co-chairs; one member to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; one member to be appointed by the president of the senate; one member to be appointed by the house minority leader; one member to be appointed by the senate minority leader; the director of the health policy commission or a designee; the commissioner of the department of public health or a designee; and the executive director of the center for health information and analysis or a designee.
SECTION 3. The commission shall study and make recommendations on ways to increase voluntary organ donation, including but not limited to examining the implementation of an organ donation program with direct or indirect monetary incentives in the commonwealth. The commission shall assess various organ donation incentives currently in place in other states.
SECTION 4. The commission shall submit its report and findings, along with any recommendations and drafted legislation, to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on health care financing, and the clerks of the house of representatives and senate within 12 months of the passage of this act.
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